The new 9.7 iPad Pro

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  1. aragorn_109

    aragorn_109 Well-Known Member

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    Philippine pricing is now out at Apple Store PH, although it won't allow you to buy yet.

    http://www.apple.com/ph/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-pro

    I've been thinking of upgrading from an iPad mini back to a 9.7 inch screen, but the pricing is just a huge turn off. A 128 GB WiFi model will set you back more than P50k. Incidentally, Apple dropped the prices of the iPad Air 2, such that the next higher storage model (64 GB) now has an SRP of P26490.

    Is it worth the price difference just for pencil support, and slightly better speakers and display?
     
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    yoh_hectic Well-Known Member

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    I accidentally bought a 16GB iPad Air 1 and I intend to get the 32GB iPad Pro. Other than storage size I find my old iPad a tad slow-ish already.

    I find the price prohibitive considering tablets should be cheaper than notebooks.
     
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    looks like apple is serious in making the ipad pro a desktop replacement. that's a whopping 256gb of storage?! whoa!
     
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    Based on Apple ph website

    Ipad Air 2 64GB WIFI - Php 26,490

    Ipad Pro 9.7 32GB WIFI - Php 42,990

    Big difference (IMO)

    If the ipad will be used for work, productivity, content creation, then Ipad pro.

    If its just for browsing and content consumption, Ipad Air 2 is more cost effective (easier on the wallet).
     
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    I was so ready to upgrade my iPad 2 (still works great) to the newest iPad, but now given the pricing, I'm going for the 64GB iPad Air 2 instead. I only use it for content consumption. At least it resulted in a price drop.

    For those with the budget and legitimate need for a 9.7 pro, I'm sure it will be a joy to use :)

    Edit: considering the corrections posted re: price, 64GB Air 2 = PHP26,490 vs 32GB Pro 9.7 = PHP32,000. It's a tougher choice!
     
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    Sana mali yung presyo na nakasulat.

    Seems to me that the price listed for the entry level Pro 9.7 is the same price as the Pro 12.
     
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    We were ready to upgrade our iPad Air 2 + IPad 2 combo to iPad Pro 9.7 + iPad Air 2.
    Now I think we'll just go double iPad Air 2. Money "saved" could then go to an rMBP/Macbook upgrade.
     
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    aragorn_109 Well-Known Member

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    Correction, after going through the link again, it seems that is the price of the 12.9 inch iPad Pro. The note "iPad Pro 9.7 is coming soon" slightly below it is misleading. If it's $599 in the US, then PH SRP of the entry level would be around P30,990 on my best guess.
     
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    I think it will be around 32.9k or something near that since there was a 2k additional with the latest ipad air2 (64gb) prices. The air2 64gb is priced at $499=P 24,451 and landed ph price is 26,490.

    Btw, was there a mention if the display resolution was bumped up on the ipad pro 9.7 or its just the same as air2? Thanks
     
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    I panicked when I saw it's priced at 40k for the 32GB when in fact only $599 USD in the announcement. I hope it's just an error!
     
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    ^thanks bro :)
     
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    I certainly hope that the price is closer to the price mentioned in the event. This is an interesting content creation tool.
     
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    i'm still thinking if i'll buy this one. already bought the iPad pro 12.9" coming from iPad Air 1. maybe i'll think about it so that my baby can play around with it using the Apple Pencil on a 9.7" iPad Pro.
     
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    Here's me, hoping for a clearance sale on the iPad Air 2 :p
     
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    Hi dad! Thanks for the ipad pro! :p

    Just kidding buddy :D
     
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    ^I could possibly need a short vacation to HK, maybe three to four days? and maybe get an SE and iPad Pro...hmmm
     
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