SAVE UP TO $102: Typically $999, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2020) with 128GB of storage is on sale at Walmart as of May 12 — get it in space gray for $897, or snag it in silver for $899.99 (a 10% savings either way).
We’ve got some good news and some bad news for anyone who’s in the market for a new iPad.
Let’s get the bad out of the way first, which is that the rumor mill once again called it: The all-new 12.9-inch iPad Pro announced at Apple’s Spring Unloaded event last month is already seeing delays, presumably because of Mini-LED supply issues. Almost all configurations of the upcoming tablet now have estimated shipping dates in early to mid-July, per Bloomberg News — a far cry from Apple’s initial “second half of May” promise (which is still up on the Apple Store homepage, for some reason). Womp womp.
On the bright side, last year’s extremely capable 12.9-inch iPad Pro is both in stock and on sale at Walmart as of May 12 — normally $999, the 128GB model with just WiFi (no cellular connectivity) is down to $897 in space gray and $899.99 in silver. That’s a 10% savings either way.
Note that Amazon also had the silver one up for grabs for $899.99 at the time of writing, but it’s on backorder until May 22. Meanwhile, Walmart can get it to you in either color before the end of the week with free two-day delivery.
The 2020 iPad Pro may not be packing Apple silicon like its successor, but a zippy A12Z Bionic chipset and 8-core GPU offer more than enough power for multitasking and creative tasks like 4K video or photo editing. Factor in an all-day battery life, dual camera sensors, a quad-speaker setup, a LiDAR scanner (for augmented reality apps), and a pretty Liquid Retina display with True Tone technology, and you get a tablet that almost perfectly balances productivity and entertainment.
If you’re planning on using your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement, Mashable tech reporter Brenda Stolyar recommends shelling out for some extra accessories (e.g., a Magic Keyboard) — an extra cost that feels a little more reasonable given Walmart’s current offer.