Apple has stopped selling the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, originally released in June 2017, after launching a new 10.5-inch iPad Air today.

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The 10.5-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ had remained available from $649 following the release of 11-inch and 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ models in October 2018, but it has been replaced by the 10.5-inch iPad Air with a cheaper starting price of $499.

The new ‌iPad Air‌ features a 10.5-inch Retina display, A12 Bionic chip, and Apple Pencil support and is available to order on Apple.com starting today.

Apple also released a new iPad mini with an A12 Bionic chip and ‌Apple Pencil‌ support today. The 9.7-inch iPad was not updated.

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Top Rated Comments

Caliber26 Avatar
28 months ago
This is actually a surprisingly generous upgrade, considering the fact that it used to cost $649
Keep in mind that this update drops ProMotion as well as the quad speakers in favor of stereo speakers.

So you gain a better processor but lose 2 features from the previous 10.5" model.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrJohnnyN Avatar
28 months ago
What a messy lineup.

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/18/apple-discontinues-10-5-inch-ipad-pro-following-launch-of-lower-priced-10-5-inch-ipad-air/')


Apple has stopped selling the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, originally released in June 2017, after launching a new 10.5-inch iPad Air ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/18/ipad-air-2019/') today.



The 10.5-inch iPad Pro had remained available from $649 following the release of 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models in October 2018, but it has been replaced by the 10.5-inch iPad Air with a cheaper starting price of $499.

The new iPad Air features a 10.5-inch Retina display, A12 Bionic chip, and Apple Pencil support and is available to order on Apple.com ('https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-air') starting today.

Apple also released a new iPad mini ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/18/apple-announces-new-fifth-generation-ipad-mini-with-apple-pencil-support-revamped-retina-display-and-a12-chip/') with an A12 Bionic chip and Apple Pencil support today. The 9.7-inch iPad was not updated.

Article Link: Apple Discontinues 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Following Launch of Lower-Priced 10.5-Inch iPad Air ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/18/apple-discontinues-10-5-inch-ipad-pro-following-launch-of-lower-priced-10-5-inch-ipad-air/')
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jakewilk Avatar
28 months ago
This is actually a surprisingly generous upgrade, considering the fact that it used to cost $649
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
natemac Avatar
28 months ago
What a messy lineup.

Agreed. Comparing the differences between iPads has become a headache. Doesn’t make sense. Should be easier than this. Love Apple but they lost direction here.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oldmacs Avatar
28 months ago
Keep in mind that this update drops ProMotion as well as the quad speakers in favor of stereo speakers.

So you gain a better processor but lose 2 features from the previous 10.5" model.
You also loose better camera and camera flash. Keep in mind that the 10.5 Pro had the A10X, and the new Air has an A12 (non x) - also the 10.5 Pro had 4GB of ram and I'm doubting this one does, though I could be wrong.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dsraj Avatar
28 months ago
Lost: Quad speakers, ProMotion, 4K video shooting

Gained: A12 (previously A10X), 13 grams lighter

Price drop: $150

I think this is a really good deal. Processor bump is huge and a meaningful one that keeps it running and supported for years to come. $499 was the standard price point for a 9.7” iPad Air for a long time. Same price for a 10.5” Air with Pencil support and latest processors is sweetspot!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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