The iPad Pro 9.7" only carries a $50 premium, not $100

Kendo

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The iPad Pro is $750 for the 128GB. An iPad Air 2 128GB used to cost $700 (64GB for $600, 16GB for $500). The only reason why the math is thrown off is because they are including 32GB as the base model. That accounts for the other $50.

Even when the iPhone 5S was used as the entry model after the release of the iPhone 6, the jump from 16GB to 32GB was $50.

I don't know why everyone thinks the iPad Pro is automatically $100 more. It is $50 more due to the sensors needed for the Apple Pencil.
 

TechZeke

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I don't know why everyone thinks the iPad Pro is automatically $100 more. It is $50 more due to the sensors needed for the Apple Pencil.
Apple has a stigma about price, so everyone automatically thinks Apple is out to gouge them without even looking at the facts. Plus, everyone thinks Apple should give out quality hardware for the same price as their cheap Android tablet from Walmart.
 
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snow755

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There is no 16GB for iPad Pro 9.7" there only 32GB model that's start at 599
 

Channan

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The iPad Pro is $750 for the 128GB. An iPad Air 2 128GB used to cost $700 (64GB for $600, 16GB for $500). The only reason why the math is thrown off is because they are including 32GB as the base model. That accounts for the other $50.

Even when the iPhone 5S was used as the entry model after the release of the iPhone 6, the jump from 16GB to 32GB was $50.

I don't know why everyone thinks the iPad Pro is automatically $100 more. It is $50 more due to the sensors needed for the Apple Pencil.
That's true, but if you just wanted the base model, it is $100 more than previous iPads started out at. And if you need more than 32GB, but not more than 64GB, then you're stuck with a 128GB model that is $150 more than the 64GB iPad Air 2 used to cost.

However, if you're like me and planned on getting a 64GB because 16GB just wasn't quite enough, though 32GB is plenty, then it winds up being the same price I was going to pay for a 64GB anyway.

So it all depends on how much storage you need. The new iPad Pro can be anywhere from the same price to $150 more than the previous pricing model for each person.
 
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