New IPad Pro Pricing

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  1. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

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    How much do you think we can expect to see the new iPads priced at, do you think that they may be priced the same as the current iPad Pro?
     
  2. batrush macrumors member

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    At least as expensive as the current models. Probably more considering recent Apple.
     
  3. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldn’t put it past them pricing it at £1000, hope not because I could buy a MacBook for that
     
  4. CB98 macrumors 6502

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    For precisely that reason they won’t price them at that much.
     
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  6. cardfan macrumors 68000

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    More like iPad XR and XR max. The 9.7” could be the iPad SE.

    Apple has yet to make an iPad XS. It’s not even rumored. OLED would be a must.
     
  7. Mainsail, Sep 17, 2018
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    Mainsail macrumors 65816

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    Like others, I have no idea what Apple will do, but one interesting scenario would be if they followed the iPhone structure:

    iPad Xs 12.9 inch: $1,000
    iPad Xr 11.5 inch: $650
    iPad 2018 9.7 inch: $330

    The question would be; other than screen size, how would Apple differentiate an Xs model from an Xr model, such that a substantial price gap would be justified? USB-C connector? Laminated vs Non-Laminated Display?

    Anyway, with the iPhone release, it seems that Apple is trying to create 3 tiers of offerings:

    1. High End - Xs
    2. Typical User - Xr
    3. Entry Level - Models with older technology that still work well with the current Apps and OS

    They could try to expand this approach to other products.
     
  8. cardfan macrumors 68000

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    Xr equals retina. Xs is Super Retina. Lol.
     
  9. vpr611 macrumors member

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    I would expect the pricing to stay the same, especially with the basic iPad starting at $329.

    I do have a feeling Apple will keep around the iPad Pro 2 models at a discounted price, most likely a starting price of $499
     
  10. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope so
     
  11. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    iPads are price-limited by MacBooks (especially the Pro line) and the fact that the Upgrade Program scam would never stick for the iPad (what's the benefit in paying a lot to have something you can't flash around at Starbucks nearly as easily?)
     
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  13. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    I am not sure if OLED is a must-have. How good is it for image manipulation, editing etc - just;poking nice would not work for the folks who want to edit content and adjust colours etc.
    It’s probably awesome for content consumption but the iPad Pro has to serve more purpose than that.
     
  14. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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    120hz refresh rate or OLED. really is a tough choice
     
  15. cardfan macrumors 68000

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    It’s a must have in the sense that they are marketing Super Retina devices. That’s the big sell on iPhone xs. That’s the next big selling point after they go with the Xr iPad. Apple knows they have at least a year or two though.
     
  16. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    I think an Xr iPad is unrealistic to expect. Besides let’s hope that naming scheme doesn’t spread. Yuck.
     
  17. Farsider macrumors 6502a

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    I reckon there will be new MBPs at a higher price allowing them to raise the price of the iPad Pros.
     
  18. Rob198612 macrumors 6502a

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    would be sweet if the new iPad has OLED but that price will be super premium IMO
     
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    Pretty straightforward for Pencil users
     
  21. pdoherty macrumors regular

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    Also burn in, vignetting, and too dim for true HDR.

    By that time, microLED will probably be here. And it has all the benefits of OLED and none of the drawbacks. Perfect blacks, no burn in, super bright. And since it's so similar to LCD it may be cheap to produce eventually.

     
  22. kwilzz_ macrumors member

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    If the XS max 512GB is 1499, how much do you thing the 12.9 inch will run?
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    well the 12.9 ipad pro 256GB was only what, 1100 on cellular? they aren't priced like phones really.
     
  24. kwilzz_ macrumors member

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    Yea true. So not too bad i guess
     
  25. bpeeps macrumors 68030

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    The new iPads won't have OLED. The cost to produce those is just going to be way too much. I think there was even a recent rumor that claimed this as well.
     

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