Earlier today, we conjectured about the final price of the iPad Pro on Let’s Talk Jailbreak, and I think we all agreed that $799 would be the entry level price point for Apple’s new tablet. A new report from 9to5Mac happens to go along with those sentiments.
According to the report, the iPad Pro will start off at an entry level price of $799. The report also states that, instead of the entry level model starting out at 64GB as it was initially thought to have, the base model iPad Pro will start off at 32GB instead.
Higher tier models will take on the same pricing tier strategy as currently employed by today’s iPads. The 64GB model will come it at $899, the 128GB model, $999.
Like current-gen LTE versions, which tack on a $130 premium for cellular connectivity capability, the iPad Pro will follow the same model. With that in mind, we can expect the 32GB iPad Pro with cellular to start off at just a hair over a grand at $1029.
If this report is right, then we can expect the following price table to ring true:
As you can see, that starts to get relatively expensive rather quickly. That’s firmly in MacBook Air territory.
Granted, we’ve still yet to see what the iPad Pro is capable of, and the screen of the iPad Pro, even if it were of the same ilk as the current-gen iPad Air 2, would greatly outclass the screen on the MacBook Air.
I think it’s safe to say that, although there appear to be several leaks regarding the price of the device and its accessories, there’s still a whole lot that we don’t know about the iPad Pro.
If you ask me, there’s no way that this can just be a “larger iPad” with a stylus. Not at this price point. Something tells me that Apple has a few more tricks up its sleeve that have yet to leak.
In less than 12 hours, perhaps we’ll find out the truth.