So both iPad Pros of 2015/16 have discontinued

Discussion in 'iPad' started by italodance, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. italodance Suspended


    Jun 7, 2017
    I was looking at Apple shop to compare all of iPad models together but found out old iPad Pros already have removed from every page and not available to buy anymore, well that's very soon to obsolete them while old models of iPhone still are ready to order! Is it fair?
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    They got rid of them cause they’re practically the same to the average consumer. They’d rather buy the cheaper iPad, which is the older one. The new ones wouldn’t sell that much if the old ones were still being sold.

    I have the 9.7 and don’t really have any interest in upgrading.
  3. Wackery macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015
    apple dumped them in the memory hole, too bad i liked it
  4. danny842003 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    Its to be expected. iPhones sell a lot more than iPads theres room in the market for the iPhone 6s a cheaper alternative to the iPhone 7.
    The same can't be said for Pro iPads which are already a niche product. The iPad line up is fairly well laid out now with the Mini 4, iPad 2017 and the 2 iPad pros all having their own corners of the market, having another 2 pro models just doesn't make sense.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Apple moves inventory when new inventory arrives. The previous iPad Pro's (12.9 2015 Pro and 9.7 Pro) were discontinued. However, just because Apple removed those iPads from their line up, does not make them obsolete, it makes them Discontinued for sale from Apple's site. Both of those iPads still receive iOS support and updates.
  6. BigAppleNYC123 macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    Considering iPad sales have tanked, the consumer demand you cited is he very reason why Apple should have continued the 9.7 IPP.
  7. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2013
    Interesting that the Pro 9.7 outlived the Air 2 by only 3 months and only had a life span of 1 year and 3 months. The Pro 9.7 was crap from the very beginning. I'm glad I skipped that upgrade last year.
  8. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Is it fair? Lol. This is like what happens with Macs. New models replace the old ones. MacBooks, Airs, Pros, iMacs have all been like this for years.

    When we got iPad (5th Gen) earlier this year I think the writing was on the wall that the new Pros would be just iPad Pro (and not any numbering anymore).
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Check out other sites, you may be able to find them on amazon, or macmall or something. Plus they may show up in the refurb store at
  10. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    The 9.7” Pro was so crap, that it was the only iPad available in a very portable form factor with a true tone screen and 4 speakers for 15 months.

    It hasn’t “outlived the Air 2 by 3 months”, rather the new model of not keeping older devices for sale has finally changed.
  11. Thares macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2011
    Dresden, Germany
    Take a look at the refurbished Apple Store. I mostly buy my Apple stuff here. Big discounts on older and current models.
  12. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2013
    Blah blah blah. 2GB of Ram. Nuff said.
  13. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Oh, don't worry. Its quite evident from how you've elaborated that you truly don't understand.
  14. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    Boat anchors work best when thrown overboard.

    That's Apple's philosophy anyways.
  15. Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    My local Best Buy still has some for a not so sweet deal of $549 for 32 gig wifi model.
  16. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Much more sweetness now, $125 off and I believe all models.

    Best Buy in my area still has decent stock, snagged a 128gb for $519 open box mint.

    Better than Costco's current deal $599 128gb new. Best Buy's $125 new for that storage beats that Costco price.

    It's for my niece's birthday, I am her favorite uncle. :)

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