Update: This awesome deal has sold out, but there are still other great Apple Black Friday deals to be found including sales on the new iPad Air 4 and the first discount we’ve seen on the new MacBook Pro with Apple M1.
The iPad Pro (2018) 12.9-inch is still one of the best tablets on the market today and with this Black Friday deal you can pick one up at its all-time lowest price. The iPad Pro 12.9-inch offers the performance, screen size and robust app catalog to replace a laptop for many different users. Black Friday kicks off in a few hours, but this iPad Pro deal is set to end just as Black Friday starts so don’t wait or you’ll miss it.
The model on sale today is the iPad Pro (2018) 12.9-inch tablet 256GB with LTE for $829 at B&H, and that’s an absolutely bonkers $470 off the retail price of $1,299 and the lowest price we’ve seen for this particular model. The 2020 iPad Pro update featured a fairly modest processor upgrade and an updated rear camera array that depending on your usage may not matter. The 2018 model offers a virtually identical design including the welcome switch to a USB-C port and of course that fluid and vivid ProMotion display with its 120Hz refresh rate.
Black Friday is upon us this week and it’s a great time to save big on everything from tablets to laptops.
iPad Pro 12.9″ (2018) Black Friday deal
At its launch in late 2018 the iPad Pro 12.9 had such a massive performance advantage on the competition that it is still near-class-leading today. Add in its excellent display and the App Store’s deep and varied collection of apps and games and there’s no question the iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) is still one of the best tablets you can buy today.
This iPad Pro from B&H features the 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048) Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, an A12X Bionic CPU, 256GB of storage, and built-in LTE. It’s the perfect go-anywhere tablet with connectivity and power to tackle almost any task.
As we said in our iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018) review, the A12X Bionic chip delivers incredible performance and the ProMotion display is vivid and its 120Hz refresh rate makes apps and games feel unbelievably responsive. Add in support for the Apple Pencil and this well-rounded tablet is a great fit for a lot of different users.
We gave the 12.9-inch iPad Pro a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the Editor’s Choice award. Thanks to Apple’s unmatched software support the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018) got the same major iPadOS update as the 2020 model bringing with it enhanced cursor support that makes it a much more viable laptop replacement. Even today you can look forward to likely at least another three years of major OS updates from Apple, which is more than most Android tablets ever see.
When it comes to design, this iPad Pro is identical to the 2020 model from the front. Just about the only difference is the lack of the larger camera module on the back, which particularly on the larger 12.9″ iPad Pro doesn’t seem like much of a sacrifice.
At 11 x 8.4 x 0.23 inches and 1.4 pounds, the 2018 iPad Pro 12.9-inch slab is thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 7 (0.3 inches, 1.7 pounds). It’s nearly as thin as the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (0.2 inches, 1.3 pounds), but slightly heavier.
At $470 off, the iPad Pro is an excellent pick for anyone that wants a powerful tablet with connectivity options anywhere you go. Don’t hesitate if this sounds like the right fit for you as this is by far the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this configuration and this deal is sure to sell out.
Black Friday is just about here and we’re seeing tons of fantastic deals on today’s top mobile tech. Be sure to check our Black Friday 2020 deals hub for the best holiday discounts.