The best iPad Pro 12.9 prices and deals in December 2022

iPad Pro 12.9 on a purple gradient background
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The best iPad Pro 12.9 prices can save you money on the finest iPad in Apple's current range, and you'll find them all on this one page, wherever you are. You have two choices of 12.9in iPad Pro at the moment. There's the stunning 5th-gen 2021 M1-chipped model with its brilliant Liquid Retina XDR display, but you can also still find the 2020 (4th Gen) model. And the good news is that we've seen some pretty good iPad Pro 12.9 prices on both of them.

The latest 5th Gen iPad Pro 12.9 is the best Pro, and indeed the best iPad that we've seen to date. Apple's own M1 chip offers super-fast performance for demanding tasks like video editing, plus there's that superb Liquid Retina XDR display (the smaller iPad Pro 11 has many of the same specs as the 12.9 but it doesn't have that display). Throw in 5G and Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 connectivity, and you have a beast of a tablet.

Check the best iPad Pro 12.9 prices right now below. If you find that it's still too expensive, take a look at our roundups of the best iPad Air 4 generation price or the best iPad Air 5 prices too. We also have a guide to the best iPad mini prices, and with rumours flying around that we may get an Amazon fall event, make sure you're following our roundup of the best Apple Prime Day 2022 deals.

The lowest iPad Pro 12.9 prices

iPad Pro 2021 with Magic Keyboard on a table

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01. iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1, 2021)

The best iPad Pro that money can buy

Stylus support: Apple Pencil 2 | Screen size: 12.9-inch | Resolution: 2048 x 2732 pixels | Weight: 682g | Dimensions: 280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4mm | OS: iPadOS 14 | CPU: Apple M1 chip | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB | Rear cameras: 12MP, 10 MP, TOF 3D LiDAR | Front camera: 12MP

Premium Liquid Retina screen
Super fast processor
Generous storage options
The most expensive iPad of all

The 2021 iPad Pro 12.9 is currently the best iPad available in terms of raw specs, at least if you value power over portability. Understandably, that means that it's also the most expensive iPad. That said, there are deals to be found.

For context, the 2021 model of the iPad Pro retails at $1,099/£999 for the 128GB wifi model, though you can step up to 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB (for more money of course). Adding cellular connectivity generally adds $100 / £100 to the price of each.

We do see the iPad Pro 12.9 price drop now and again. For example, during the last Amazon Prime Day (July, 2022), the base model dropped from $1,099 down to $999 – and the record low iPad Pro 12.9 price that we witnessed was $899. The biggest savings are usually on the more expensive, higher configurations – we've seen up to $400 / £400 shaved off the price of the 1TB an 2TB versions. See our full iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1, 2021) review if you want to read more on our experience with the tablet.

iPad Pro 4th gen product shot

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02. iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)

The best bet for a good iPad Pro 12.9 deal

Stylus support: Apple Pencil 2 | Screen size: 12.9-inch | Resolution: 2732 x 2048 | Weight: 639g | Dimensions: 280.4 x 214.8 x 5.8 mm | OS: iOS 13.4 | CPU: A12Z Bionic | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | Rear cameras: 12 MP, 10 MP, TOF 3D LiDAR scanner | Front camera: 8 MP

High-res screen
Large display
Supports  Apple Pencil 2 
No M1 chip

If you're looking for a better iPad Pro 12.9 price, you might want to turn to the 4th gen 2020 model. We were stunned by this tablet when it came out, and it's still no slouch, although the 2021 M1-chipped model does perform better for more demanding tasks.

This model has a A12Z Bionic chip and maxes out in storage at 1TB, but if you can get it at a competitive price, it's well worth going for. Considering that the latest models will be overkill for many users, the 2020 iPad Pro can be a great buy with a good discount. Check the prices above, or compare prices on all three models below.  You can see more about what we think in our full iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) review.

Is the iPad Pro 12.9 better than the iPad Pro 11

The iPad Pro 12.9 is obviously bigger than the iPad Pro 11, but is it better? That depends partly on your requirements. If you prefer a more portable device that's easier to hold in one hand, then you might prefer the 11-inch tablet. Most of the specs of the two tablets are the same, but the 12.9 is better in one key area: the screen: 

As well as the screen being larger, making the device a good choice as a laptop replacement, it's also brighter and has better contrast thanks to Apple's Liquid Retina XDR display, which is only currently offered on the 12.9in tablet. To see where both models fall in the wider iPad family see our list of the iPad generations.

Is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro keyboard worth it?

The 12.9 inch iPad Pro keyboard – or the Apple Magic Keyboard, to give it its full name – is most definitely worth it, if you want to use your iPad Pro 12.9-inch as both a tablet and a laptop, and especially if you want to get the most recent generation of the keyboard (2021). The iPad Pro 12.9-inch is so powerful, that it really can be used effectively as a laptop with the added Magic Keyboard – and that's coming from a journalist that has used one for his main travel laptop for many months. 

It's just a bummer that the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1) doesn't come with the keyboard. But if you are willing to get the Magic Keyboard, it's a great addition. One word of warning – the most recent 2021 model of the Magic Keyboard does in fact fit the iPad Pro 12.9-inch perfectly, but if you want to use an older generation of keyboard on the iPad Pro 12.9-inch, there will be a slight space around the tablet when you close up the keyboard. It still works fine, but the fit is just a little less snug than with the latest Magic Keyboard.  For case options, with or without a keyboard, see our pick of the best iPad Pro cases.

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Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren is an avid rock climber and music nut.