The new iPad Pro 2020 is barely a few weeks old, but we're already seeing a few deals pop up as more and more retailers start to stock the devices. We're here to show you what retailers are currently offering, where to buy, and roughly how much you should be looking to pay on these top of the line premium tablets.
Last month, two brand new Apple iPad Pros for 2020 were launched in a sudden move from Apple, replacing the venerable 2018 Pad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 in one fell swoop. We've got some brand new tech on board here that we'll be briefly summarising in this article. Most importantly, we'll be comparing them to the last-gen and asking ourselves the question - are these brand new tablets from Apple worth it?
Currently, you can order the all-new iPad Pro online at Apple.com in the US, UK, and Australia. If you're not going to buy from the official Apple store then the good news is many retailers are now also beginning to stock these new devices. In the US, BestBuy and Adorama have launched them on their websites, and BHPhoto has even offered some tidy discounts, so definitely consider these options. In the UK, we've seen Currys, John Lewis and Amazon all offer the new tablets at launch prices currently, though stock remains an issue at Amazon. Note - Apple is only offering their orders directly from their websites right now, as their physical stores remain closed due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.
Cut to the chase? Here's where to buy the new Apple iPad Pro 2020
- Buy the new iPad Pro 2020 at BestBuy (11-inch, 12.9-Inch)
- Buy the new iPad Pro 2020 at BHPhoto (11-inch, 12.9-Inch)
- Buy the new iPad Pro 2020 at Adorama (11-inch, 12.9-Inch)
- Buy the new iPad Pro 2020 at Currys (11-inch, 12.9-Inch)
- Buy the new iPad Pro 2020 at John Lewis (11-inch, 12.9-Inch)
- Buy the new iPad Pro 2020 at Amazon (11-inch, 12.9-Inch)
New iPad Pro 2020 price: How much does it cost?
Release date prices for the new iPad Pros are in line with Apple's previous iPad Pro range - that's to say premium prices for premium features. Here are the current launch starting prices for each size:
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2020)
- 128GB - $799 / £769
- 256GB - $899 / £869
- 512GB - $1099 / $1069
- 1TB - $1299 / $1269
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2020)
- 128GB - $999 / £969
- 256GB - $1099 / £1069
- 512GB - $1299 / $1269
- 1TB - $1499 / $1469
It's worth mentioning that these are just starting prices for the Wi-Fi only models, if you want to include the option for cellular capabilities then you'll be spending an extra $200 on top of the above asking prices.
If you're looking for the best new iPad Pro deals specifically, then you might have to wait as we've only got release prices right now - make sure you bookmark this page though, as we'll be sure to update it with any price drops.
New iPad Pro 2020: Specs and features
These iPads come with a selection of storage sizes (128, 256, 512GB, and 1TB) and in two colors (Silver, Space Gray). All variations and sizes feature the brand new Liquid retina display and A12Z Bionic chip - which the company claims is excellent for "editing 4K video or designing 3D models".
If you go for the 11-inch screen, you'll get yourself a 2388 x 1668 resolution, while the bigger 12.9-inch model has 2732 x 2048 standard. Both screen sizes offer 264 pixels per inch and a rapid 120HZ refresh rate, which should provide a smoother viewing experience when scrolling or watching over the normal 90HZ rate.
These iPads are also the first to feature two rear cameras and the new LiDAR Scanner - which aim to improve depth-sensing capabilities for portraiture and improved augmented reality app support. The cameras will also handle 4K - if you want to shoot footage directly from the iPad itself for ease of use.
Software-wise these new 2020 iPad Pros come with the latest iPadOS 13.4 and can, of course, be expected to be supported with the latest upgrades from Apple for many years to come. iPadOS 13.4 specifically comes with trackpad-like support, which Apple claims will enable more fluid switching between apps.
What about older Apple iPad Pro prices?
A new iPad launch is also great news if you're looking for something a little older - specifically the last generation models, which are sure to have some nice little price drops to make way for the newer, shinier offerings.
When looking at iPad Pros, you should definitely consider the 2018 iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9. At their current price, you can hope to save around $50 / £50, depending on your country and which retailer you go for. These iPads are still great buys, despite being a little older, as they still retain top of the line specs and components under the hood.
Looking for something other than an iPad Pro? check out our full range of the best cheap iPad deals in March 2020.