Customers can receive a rare carrier subsidy worth up to $200 when purchasing a 5G iPad Pro directly from Apple.
Apple introduced the 5G iPad Pros during its "Spring Loaded" event on Tuesday. Customers can view pricing configurations on the Apple Store app or website with pre-orders going live on April 30.
The 5G model upgrade costs $200 regardless of iPad Pro configuration but now customers can get some or all of that upgrade cost back depending on their carrier of choice. When selecting the cellular option during device configuration a message appears stating that T-mobile, Verizon, and AT&T all have special deals available.
Verizon offers a $200 Verizon gift card upon cellular activation. Customers must activate their iPad Pro within 30 days of purchase and navigate to the promotional application on the My Verizon website.
T-mobile/Sprint will give customers a $200 virtual gift card that can be used anywhere. Like with Verizon, customers must activate their iPad Pro within 30 days of purchase and fill out a promotional application on T-mobile's website.
AT&T offers $150 in bill credits that will be applied to the cellular account. Customers must activate their iPad Pro within 14 days then act upon an email sent to their account address. Then, $5 credits will be applied to the AT&T account over 30 months.
Bloomberg first shared the promotion and commented on the unusual nature of the offer. Subsidies are normally given on cellular plans attached to phones, not tablets.
The 5G iPad Pro will begin shipping in mid-May after pre-orders go live on April 30. The new models have an M1 processor, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a Liquid Retina XDR display for professional productivity on the go.
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