Apple iPad Pro - 32GB + WiFi - £679.00 @ Apple
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Apple iPad Pro - 32GB + WiFi - £679.00 @ Apple

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Found 11th Nov 2015
This will probably go ice cold but...

The Apple iPad Pro is now available to buy online.
The "cheapest" starts at £679.00 (32GB & Wifi).

It's still showing as Coming soon at John Lewis (includes 2 year guarantee)
Also available online at Currys for £679.00
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If only this was UHD 4k or even 2k ;-(
Heat for the brave post
JellybearXo

If only this was UHD 4k or even 2k ;-( Heat for the brave post


It is 2k.
This is not a deal. It's the RRP...
It is beyond 2K I think but definitely not 4k.
The pen charges at stupid right angle when plugged in and sticks out.
No 3d touch.
Not sure it can be a desktop replacement when you can't simply attach a scanner or printer via USB. also a true desktop allows multiple users/user switching. Apple make this personal , assume a single user.

Still a nice device. If it ran xcode I might get one to edit and validate code on the commute.

Edited by: "GPDawes" 11th Nov 2015
2% off in apple store last time I looked for anyone that gets kiddivouchers through their employer.
Edited by: "GPDawes" 11th Nov 2015
Nice device but rather pricey for the spec though, a Surface Pro is a much better alternative if you want that pen intput.
If you have access to the Apple Education programme (e.g. via NUS Extra) then its £651.60

http://s30.postimg.org/yo2dqdsjl/Pro.jpg
Edited by: "jai47" 11th Nov 2015
is that deal or rrp?
well posted let the masses know new apple toy available keep the rich people happy lol , voted hot to try and save you from the cold thats coming your way cheers
Overpriced, underpowered walled garden of a machine that cannot seriously replace a productivity device to do real work. Get a wacom companion or surface pro 4 and you'll be far better equipped.
Nice expensive xmas toy but not very practical for most, I suspect
Big enough and powerful enough to run OSX, but it runs iOS???
...Fail
I wish I could afford one but… that's the RRP, it's not a deal.
As an IT manager responsible for supporting over 18,000 users this may be pricey, but given the usability, very low support overheads and ease of updates, coupled with the slew of enterprise apps this will be a real winner in the corporate market.

Also, I am not one to spend needlessly, but I have just ordered one having used android, surface and the Panasonic tablet.

Do not judge technology items on their cost price, it's the usability and support costs that really matter.
basil-uk

As an IT manager responsible for supporting over 18,000 users this may be … As an IT manager responsible for supporting over 18,000 users this may be pricey, but given the usability, very low support overheads and ease of updates, coupled with the slew of enterprise apps this will be a real winner in the corporate market. Also, I am not one to spend needlessly, but I have just ordered one having used android, surface and the Panasonic tablet. Do not judge technology items on their cost price, it's the usability and support costs that really matter.


its doing well for a apple post keep the good fight going your out numbered but fighting the masses well hope you voted hot
The new Surface RT
Being voted cold from those who are jealous and can't afford - lovely piece of kit!
Why post a "deal", when it's the normal RRP ?


basil-uk

As an IT manager responsible for supporting over 18,000 users this may be … As an IT manager responsible for supporting over 18,000 users this may be pricey, but given the usability, very low support overheads and ease of updates, coupled with the slew of enterprise apps this will be a real winner in the corporate market. Also, I am not one to spend needlessly, but I have just ordered one having used android, surface and the Panasonic tablet. Do not judge technology items on their cost price, it's the usability and support costs that really matter.

basil-uk

As an IT manager responsible for supporting over 18,000 users this may … As an IT manager responsible for supporting over 18,000 users this may be pricey, but given the usability, very low support overheads and ease of updates, coupled with the slew of enterprise apps this will be a real winner in the corporate market. Also, I am not one to spend needlessly, but I have just ordered one having used android, surface and the Panasonic tablet. Do not judge technology items on their cost price, it's the usability and support costs that really matter.


Are you really an IT manager ? As since you joined in 2007 you had only 3 other comments ever and your 4th comment is about Apple IPad Pro. Your other comment was for an Apple iPhone Watch 38mm stainless steel at CEX and Linksys Powerline AV 4 Port Network Adapter Kit.
splender

Are you really an IT manager ? As since you joined in 2007 you had only 3 … Are you really an IT manager ? As since you joined in 2007 you had only 3 other comments ever and your 4th comment is about Apple IPad Pro. Your other comment was for an Apple iPhone Watch 38mm stainless steel at CEX and Linksys Powerline AV 4 Port Network Adapter Kit.



I've been on here since the site pretty much started (2004) and only made 300+ comments, I'm on the site every day browsing but its not always necessary to make a comment.
Heat
Also online @Very for those who may want to pay monthly
Rip off Britan, even Apple Germany is cheaper not to mention US.
I hate iPads. Too restrictive to be any real use even the simple things like getting an image off it or even plugging in a USB stick can't be done.

Also they are easy to setup to manage but as for managing they are next to useless whatever Apple say. Working in education they are a total waste of time want to prevent kids from changing all the WiFi settings? You can't. Want an easy way for them to copy there files they have done off the iPads you can't the list goes on and on. I dread to think how much the public sectors has wasted on these glorified iPhones.

/rant over
Does anyone have access to the UNiDAYS discount for this, if so how much is it taking off? The normal Education Store as someone previously mentioned makes it cost £651.60 but just wanted to check if going through UNiDAYS is giving an even bigger discount or not.
bilal101

Big enough and powerful enough to run OSX, but it runs iOS???...Fail


Considering that this is aimed at touch and pen based apps and not desktop applications iOS makes much more sense.
This isn't competing with the Surface Pro but aimed at people that want a touch based tablet with proper app support that is above the Ipad Air in features, size etc. The Surface Pro has a very small app store compared to iPads.
misterbigalow

Does anyone have access to the UNiDAYS discount for this, if so how much … Does anyone have access to the UNiDAYS discount for this, if so how much is it taking off? The normal Education Store as someone previously mentioned makes it cost £651.60 but just wanted to check if going through UNiDAYS is giving an even bigger discount or not.



It's exactly the same.
leehardacre

It's exactly the same.


Thanks for letting me know, don't need to bother my cousin for his UNiDAYS login then, ha!
4% discount through the Apple education store (verification through unidays). Quite small discount compared to the 15% given on Macs.
stelgreco

4% discount through the Apple education store (verification through … 4% discount through the Apple education store (verification through unidays). Quite small discount compared to the 15% given on Macs.



Yeah thats a shame they don't give as much discount on the iPads as they do the Macs but I guess it makes sense due to Macs being much more expensive!
basil-uk

As an IT manager responsible for supporting over 18,000 users this may be … As an IT manager responsible for supporting over 18,000 users this may be pricey, but given the usability, very low support overheads and ease of updates, coupled with the slew of enterprise apps this will be a real winner in the corporate market. Also, I am not one to spend needlessly, but I have just ordered one having used android, surface and the Panasonic tablet. Do not judge technology items on their cost price, it's the usability and support costs that really matter.


Dont forget it looks pretty. Just about every apple myth there. Glad your not in charge of my IT budget.
jimbo001

The new Surface RT


The surface RT was an incredibly impressive device. It's failure wasnt the hardware, but the quality of Apps. Microsoft Store Apps are generations behind that available on Apple and Android.
Microsoft = Wii U online offering
Apple = Xboxlive and PSN.

Poor quality apps are not going to be an issue with Ipad Pro.
mcrobbj

Dont forget it looks pretty. Just about every apple myth there. Glad your … Dont forget it looks pretty. Just about every apple myth there. Glad your not in charge of my IT budget.



Actually, you would want someone like him. If you have a two hundred of these things in your organisation, the number of support workers needed, once the devices are setup (and there are enterprise templates for mass deployment) are between one and zero. The only real support needed is backend, which is already there.

You could cut down IT teams by 75%.
stelgreco

4% discount through the Apple education store (verification through … 4% discount through the Apple education store (verification through unidays). Quite small discount compared to the 15% given on Macs.



You used to get the three year warranty thrown in as part of the Higher Education Agreement with Macs, does that follow through with these?
Maxow

Being voted cold from those who are jealous and can't afford - lovely … Being voted cold from those who are jealous and can't afford - lovely piece of kit!



You're right... they can't afford it because they already bought a Surface Pro 3 or 4 and the kids already have enough toys.

On a serious note though, only an immature person would make a comment chiding people for not being able to afford a gadget, especially on a website designed for saving money! Besides, the reason most people suggest for not buying said gadget is more due to them not seeing any practical use for it in their own lives and less about affordability. Maybe they just value money differently from you. (_;)

The way some people act, you'd think they were major shareholders in some of these tech companies.
Arsenal1234

I hate iPads. Too restrictive to be any real use even the simple things … I hate iPads. Too restrictive to be any real use even the simple things like getting an image off it or even plugging in a USB stick can't be done. Also they are easy to setup to manage but as for managing they are next to useless whatever Apple say. Working in education they are a total waste of time want to prevent kids from changing all the WiFi settings? You can't. Want an easy way for them to copy there files they have done off the iPads you can't the list goes on and on. I dread to think how much the public sectors has wasted on these glorified iPhones. /rant over



To be honest, as far as I recall, you can easily transfer photos and videos to and from an iPad via USB, albeit that's about the only thing you can access on the file system.

Regarding managing Wi-Fi settings, you can lock down a variety of device settings using an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, which is highly advisable for institutions providing children with access to such devices.

You are right, however, about accessing productivity documents, etc; the most streamlined method would be to use a cloud service, which carries its own cost and information governance issues. Some EMM solutions, such as Good Share by Good Technology, ShareFile by Citrix or WatchDox by BlackBerry, also provide the capability to access internal network resources, such as file shares or SharePoint, which may be useful for some institutions, depending on infrastructure and budget.

I'd say though they aren't completely useless for the education market, provided the right back-end infrastructure is in place. One advantage as the "IT Manager" in post 14 said is that the cost of ongoing technical support could prove to be significantly less than if students were provided with PCs due to the fact that they require significantly less maintenance, i.e. OS updates, antivirus management and a variety of application and system settings that need to be managed. This is a big selling point as public budgets continue to be squeezed.

Personally though, aside from specific scenarios where support overheads are of primary concern, I struggle to see the value for money in an iPad Pro. Sure, it will probably have a higher ease-of-use factor than Windows 10 on a touch device but £700 is a lot of money to shell out on glorified sofa device when other solutions exist. Even a MacBook Air offers better value if you want to avoid Windows or Android.
gazter

You used to get the three year warranty thrown in as part of the Higher … You used to get the three year warranty thrown in as part of the Higher Education Agreement with Macs, does that follow through with these?



Think it's just the 1 year, but John Lewis are offering 3 years warranty... so it might even be worth forgetting the student discount and taking that offer.
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