AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have started taking pre-orders for new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The range starts at $599 for the base model and shipping starts on March 30.
The new smaller iPad Pro is here, sporting all the goodness that the original iPad Pro has come to be identified for but in a smaller package. That makes it tempting to say the least and the good thing here is that those eager can hit the pre-order button right away. However, here is a roundup of all the deals that the major carriers have readied.
The new iPad Pro comes in both Wi-Fi and LTE versions with internal storage options ranging from 32, 128 and 256 GB.
Buyers can head to the Apple store for the latest iPad which should suit well to those who don’t mind forking out the entire amount at one go. Price start at $599 for the base 32 GB model whiles the next higher 128 GB and 256 GB retailing for $749 and $899 respectively.
Similarly, prices for the LTE version of the same starts at $729 for the 32 GB model while the same with 128 and 256 GB of storage selling for $879 and $1,029 respectively.
Then, of course, buyers have the choice to pick up the tablet directly from the carriers all of whom have lined up attractive deals.
For instance, AT&T is offering the iPad Pro LTE for $630, $780 and $930 for the 32, 128 and 256 GB models respectively, which makes the AT&T’s pricing $99 cheaper than those offered by Apple.
The iPad Pro can also be picked up as per AT&T Next plan where the base 32 GB model comes for $36.50 a month while the higher 128 and 256 GB models come for a monthly instalment of $44 and $51.50 respectively.
However, the AT&T offer is also inclusive of a $45 activation fee.
Verizon is offering the iPad Pro for $530 for the 32 GB model, while the 128 GB model is priced at $680. The top of the line 256 GB version has been priced $830. Those who prefer monthly instalment schemes can avail of Verizon’s Device Payment plan where the 32 GB model requires a monthly payment of $30.41, $36.66 of 128 GB iPad Pro and $42.91 for the top end 256 GB model.
With T-Mobile, users have the option of paying the cost over a 24-month period. While the 32 GB model requires no upfront payment besides monthly instalments amounting $30.42, the 128 GB model requires payment of $160 up front followed by $30 in monthly instalments. Similarly, the 256 GB version requires $310 to be paid up front along with $30 in monthly instalments.
However, similar to AT&T, T-Mobile is also charging a $20 SIM Starter fee for the iPad Pro.
As for the device itself, the latest iPad Pro perhaps embodies all that users perhaps have been looking for all along. This includes support for Apple Pencil, a 64-bit A9X processor, an M9 motion coprocessor along with Touch ID support.
Mention must also be made of the new 9.7-inch display which boasts of an Oxide TFT technology, which Apple is claiming to provide better contrast, a more vivid display and markedly reduced glare. In fact, Apple has stated the new iPad Pro is 47 percent less reflective than the iPad Air 2 and has among the least reflective among its competitors.