The best iPad Pro 12.9 prices and deals in March 2023

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If you're wanting to find the best iPad Pro 12.9 prices, this guide is the place to be. The iPad Pro 12.9 is a highly sought-after powerhouse of the tablet as the largest in the Pro range and is sure to cater to any of your creative needs. Considering Apple rarely discounts their own tech, knowing where to find the best iPad Pro 12.9 prices and deals can be tricky. We'll be linking you directly to our favourite retailers and our live widgets will let you know the very best deals wherever you're based

There are currently three models of the iPad Pro 12.9 tablet. The original 4th gen model was first released back in 2020, the 5th gen model that features the M1 chip was released the following year in 2021, and the most recent model is the 2022 6th gen Pro. This guide will focus purely on the 6th generation model as it is increasingly difficult to get ahold of the original 2020 Pro and the 2021 models new, and if you need a more detailed look at the differences between each generation of the iPad Pro, we have a handy guide to the different iPad generations for you to look at.  The main difference between the 5th and 6th gen models is the upgraded chip: the dazzling M2 chip ensures the latest iPad Pro is both powerful and speedy, therefore able to handle applications with ease. Both the 5th and 6th gen iPad feature the beautiful Liquid Retina XDR display, making them excellent choices for creatives who are into digital art or video editing. The 12.9-inch iPad is the largest in the iPad range, so if size is important to you that's a major reason to consider it over the smaller 11-inch offering. With 5G compatibility and Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 connectivity, you have a true beast of a tablet.

If you fancy the smaller offering of this tablet, we also have a dedicated guide to the best iPad Pro 11-inch prices. Alternatively, for more lightweight tablets we have you covered with the best iPad Air 4 prices and best iPad Air 5 prices available right now. And for the smallest tablet offering, why not check out the best iPad mini prices. For now let's check out the best iPad Pro 12.9 prices, and don't forget to read our hands-on reviews for both of the below tablets to find out why we love them so much.

The lowest iPad Pro 12.9 prices

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M2, 2022)

The best iPad Pro that money can buy

Stylus support: Apple Pencil 2 | Screen size: 12.9-inch | Resolution: 2048 x 2732 pixels | Weight: 1300g | Dimensions: 280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4mm | OS: iPadOS 16 | CPU: Apple M2 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 2022 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 if you know when and where to look. 

For context, the 2022 model of the iPad Pro retails at $1,099/£1,249 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 $200 / £200 to the price of each.

We do see the iPad Pro 12.9 price drop now and again. For example, during the last Amazon Black Friday event (November 2022), the base model dropped from $1,099 down to $999.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 and 2TB versions. See our full iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M2, 2022) review if you want to read  our hands-on experience with the tablet.

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 it worth getting the 12.9-inch iPad Pro keyboard?

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. 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 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.

Will there be a new iPad Pro 12.9 in 2023?

It's understandable that you may want to consider if there's going to be a new model of iPad Pro released in 2023 before buying the 2022 model. However, it seems to be shaping up to be a quiet year for Apple on the iPad front. There were a lot of big releases from the tech giant last year that included a refreshed line up of the iPad range and the long-awaited AirPods Pro 2, so we're not expecting to see new models quite yet. We'll make sure to update this article regularly in case there are rumblings about a new iPad Pro 12.9 release. 

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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 likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.  

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