I am glad that I am not available in the market for an iPad Professional, as a result of chances are high that identical to once I purchase a brand new MacBook Professional, I might need the fully-loaded model. And I simply took a have a look at the value of a top-spec 2nd-generation 12.9-inch iPad Professional, and afterwards, I needed to sit down with a chilly flannel on my brow.
Now you recognize that issues are going to get costly when the beginning value for the 12.9-inch iPad Professional is $999. That is for the 64GB Wi-Fi-only model.
It solely takes a couple of clicks — upping the storage to 1TB and choosing the extra versatile mobile choice — to skyrocket that value to a heady $1,899.
However it does not finish there.
AppleCare+ — which, removed from being required, I all the time purchase for peace-of-mind — provides one other $129.
That brings the overall to a full-bodied $2,356.
The excellent news is that in case you have a pill that is eligible for a trade-in, you may get a refund of “as much as $375,” relying on machine and situation (nonetheless, bear in mind that there are higher methods of promoting your outdated gear).
For a 12.9-inch machine, that is a severe price ticket.
For a couple of extra I might purchase a 13-inch MacBook Pro. For a couple of hundred greater than that I might purchase a 15-inch MacBook Professional. For fairly a couple of hundred much less I might purchase a brand new 13-inch MacBook Air.
I’ve written earlier than about how I firmly consider that a $2,000 iPhone is inevitable, and this solely makes me extra assured of that prediction.