In October 2018, Apple gave the iPad Pro a pretty impressive overhaul. The new iPad Pro models come with an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina touchscreen that has a reduced bezel size so you see smaller black borders and more screen.
The smaller bezels also mean the new 11-inch iPad Pro is the same overall size as the second-generation 10.5-inch model. The 2018 12.9-inch Pro is also smaller than the original 12.9-inch Pro model, thanks to the slim bezel.
Under the hood, the 2018 Pro runs on Apple’s eight-core A12X Bionic chipset, and comes with 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of onboard storage.
Other important changes to the new iPad Pro include better 12-megapixel and 7-megapixel front and rear cameras and Face ID sensor technology. With this, Apple replaced the fingerprint sensor found on previous models, allowing for the reduced bezel size.
Also notable and somewhat controversial was the removal of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. If you plan to use headphones with your Pro, you’ll need a pair that is Bluetooth-capable such as the Apple AirPods.
*Prices may vary as iPads go on sale.
The 2017 iPad Pro represents the second generation of Apple's high-end tablet lineup and boasts a lot of improvements over the first. Most notably, it came with a much better Retina touchscreen that was about 50% brighter and snappier hardware, running on an A10X Fusion six-core CPU and an upgraded 4GB of RAM on the standard model.
The second-gen Pro was available in two sizes upon release: 10.5 inches (replacing the 9.7-inch first-generation model) and 12.9 inches. The 12.9-inch model was replaced in 2018 by the third-gen iPad Pro, but Apple kept the 10.5-inch model going until March 2019, and you can still find them around.
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro was only recently discontinued following the announcement of the new iPad Air and iPad Mini. This offers a perfect opportunity to score some premium Apple hardware on the cheap if you aren't picky about having the latest and greatest models.
The 2017 Pro is still available from many online retailers as of now, but stock will dry up sooner rather than later. If you're looking to get your mitts on an iPad Pro at a good discount and don't mind buying last-generation (but still great) hardware, now's your chance.
Note that as this model was recently discontinued, current pricing and availability will vary and fluctuate depending on storage and color choice.