As Apple announced the new Apple iPad Pro 11 and Apple iPad Pro 12.9 today, Apple also announced at the end of the iPad Pro presentation that they would keep the original Apple iPad Pro 10.5 in production for now.
So this means that the 2018-2019 iPad Pro lineup now consists of 3 iPad Pros. The Apple iPad Pro 10.5 is still a very good tablet so it makes a lot of sense to keep the 10.5-inch iPad Pro in the portfolio as a cheaper entry level iPad Pro with specs a notch above those of the Apple iPad 9.7.
What should be pointed out though is that the new 2nd generation Apple Pencil that was announced for the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 today, is not compatible with the iPad Pro 10.5, and vice versa, meaning that the 1st gen. Apple Pencil is not fully compatible with the iPad Pro 11 or iPad Pro 12.9 III.
The Apple iPad Pro 10.5 will now be priced at $649 with 64GB, $799 with 256GB, and $999 with 512GB of storage, plus an extra $130 for each model for those who want 4G LTE with that.
Based on the current iPad Pro prices on Amazon, it’s also possible to save up to $80 on the iPad Pros at the moment.
– Jim Miller