Best Buy has discounted the 10.5-inch WiFi-only iPad by $100. All three storage capacities and all colors are available. The 64GB model has been marked down from $649 to $549, the 256GB version is now $699 and the 512GB model is only $899. You can head on over to Best Buy's online store to purchase any of the discounted models.
10.5-inch iPad Pro
Apple raised the prices of its 256GB and 512GB iPad Pro models after its iPhone X keynote on September 12th. Both the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are now $50 more than their original launch price. The 256GB WiFi-only 10.5-inch model is now available through apple.com for $799 and the 512GB model now retails for $999. The 12.9-inch model prices have been increased to $799 for the 64GB model, $949 for the 256GB model, and $1149 for the 512GB model.
Urban Armor Gear has launched one of the first cases for Apple's newly released 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The Metropolis Series Case is availble for both the 10.5- and 12.9-inch Pro models. It is a hard back feather-light case that meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G-516.6). It also doubles as a stand, is compatible with both Apple's Smart Cover and Keyboard, and it provides easy access to the touchscreen and all ports.
iFixit has published their teardown of the newly released 10.5-inch iPad Pro giving it a Repairability Score of 2 out of 10 (easiest to repair = 10). They also confirmed that the 10-inch model is powered by 4GB RAM (2 Mircron 2GB LPDDR4 chips). This puts the 10.5-inch model on par with the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The 10.5-inch model is slightly bigger than the 9.7-inch model, but at 0.24-inches it is equally as thin. The reduced size of the bezels is what makes the 10-inch model unique. This gives it the same feel as an original iPad while delivering more display. Other design changes include the microphone-hole being migrated from "beside the rear-facing camera to the selfie camera zone," according to iFixit.
All iPad Pro models can record 4K video at 30 fps, 1080p HD video at 30 fps or 60 fps and
720p HD video at 30 fps. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is equipped with a 2224-by-1668 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) Retina display. Ultra HD. 4K UHD is listed at a a resolution of 3840 × 2160.
If you wanted to physically preview the newly released 10.5- or 12.9-inch iPad Pro before making the plunge on a new tablet, the new models are now in Apple's retail stores. Both models have been released to 38 countries including the U.S., Australia, Canada, China and Japan.
Apple announced the 10.5-inch iPad Pro one week ago at WWDC 2017 in San Jose, California, and the early reviews are in. The consensus seems to be that the new iPad Pro has made a big step forward in the tablet category, but is a bit pricey for the average user. The biggest critic of the new iPad Pro so far is The New York Times who says the 10-inch tablet falls short of being a replacement for the PC.
Yes, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro ships with four speaker audio like all the previous iPad Pro models.
Update: Apple quietly raised the price on the 10.5-inch iPad on September 12th after its iPhone X keynote. Here are the new price points for the first-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro models:
- 64GB - $649
- 256GB - $799
- 512GB - $999
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