Want to order a 9.7-inch iPad Pro? Here's how you can go about it.
Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro arrives a bunch of countries on March 31, but you'll be able to start forking over your hard-earned cash for one right now!
We're preparing in earnest: Here are the various ways you can buy the iPad Pro.
First: Decide what kind of iPad Pro (and accessories) you want to purchase
Screen size is just the beginning: Before you order your 9.7-inch iPad Pro, you're going to want to consider your hard drive size as well as whether or not to get the Wi-Fi + Cellular option, which will run you an extra $130. There's also accessories to consider: Do you want the Apple Pencil? The Smart Keyboard?
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Second: Should I have my iPad Pro mailed to me or pick it up in-store?
This largely depends on how quickly you want your iPad, and whether you want to drive to your local store on launch day.
If you choose to have your iPad order mailed to you, you're at the whim of your local UPS or FedEx drivers. If your driver regularly comes at 8AM, you may get your iPad Pro earlier than the crowd; if your house or apartment doesn't usually get deliveries until 8PM, you may feel a little FOMO.
The best way to order: The Apple Store app
If you want to avoid slow webpages during the ordering process, you can use your iPhone or current iPad to order via the Apple Store app. This is my preferred method, in large part because the app is quick, easy, requires very little effort on your part, and best of all — you can use Apple Pay.
It might be a little mean to make your current iPad buy your new one, but hey — all's fair in love and pre-ordering.
- Apple Store app - Download now
If you want to use a computer: Apple.com
If you prefer using your laptop or desktop to order, or you want to order from a different company or big box store, here are the links you need.
If you don't have a reason to do otherwise, Apple.com remains the easiest online way to order your new iPad Pro.
- iPad Pro - Order here
In the U.S.
Want to order from other outlets? In the United States, you can buy an iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular model from any of the major carriers, as well as on the website of most big-box stores.
- AT&T - Pre-order here
- Sprint - Pre-order here
- Verizon - Pre-order here
- T-Mobile - Pre-order here
- Best Buy - Pre-order here
- Walmart - Pre-order here
- Target - Pre-order here
If you live north of the States, you'll be able to order from your local carriers as well as Apple.ca. The 32GB Wi-Fi+Cellular model starts at a pricey $979.99 CAD, and the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard will cost you an additional $129 and $199 respectively.
In the U.K.
While Apple.com is the most prominent place to go for iPad Pro ordering, you'll also be able to pick up a new 9.7-inch tablet from Currys.
- Currys - Pre-order here
Are you picking up a new 9.7-inch iPad? Have other questions about the ordering process? Let us know below.