Apple's iPad Pro devices with the M1 chip officially released on 21 May, after a pre-order period from 30 April.

Purchases from Apple have a weeklong delivery time at most, but you can pick up the devices from elsewhere with shorter wait times. We're looking at all the places you can buy Apple's latest iPad Pro 12.9in and Pro 11in right here, along with pricing information and any deals and discounts.

Apple announced major upgrades to its iPad Pro tablets at its 20 April Spring Loaded event, including the addition of the new M1 chip and 5G connectivity. The M1 chip launched last November in the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini computers.

See our full review of the "rocket-fast" 12.9in iPad Pro with M1

Where to buy the M1 iPad Pro 11in & iPad Pro 12.9in - Early Discounts

The iPad Pro devices are available to buy directly from Apple with a delivery turnaround of a week.

Elsewhere, you can pick up the new M1 iPad Pro devices from Amazon and the BT Shop which already has discounts on the 11in model:

You can find other discounts if you click through the various configurations, though some have sold out already. Amazon is promising delivery within 1-2 days.

Similarly, stock varies at the BT Shop but it also has: 

Meanwhile, KRCS is offering up to £38 off the 11in model and £43 off the 12.9in model with free next-day delivery.

John Lewis is offering up to £150 off the new devices with trade-in. You also get a 2-year guarantee for free.

Here are all other retailers offering the M1 iPad Pro devices. We've marked delivery times too:

  • AO.com - next day delivery available, up to £19 off and up to £280 off with trade-in
  • Argos  - click and collect available 
  • BT Shop - delivery in 1-3 days
  • Currys PC World - Free next day delivery with code FREENEXTDAYDELVERY, or free collection
  • Jessops - Free delivery
  • John Lewis - Free standard delivery within 5 days
  • Very - Free delivery with Click and Collect

Where to buy the M1 iPad Pro 11in & iPad Pro 12.9in on contract - Early Discounts

With a 5G variant, you can also expect to find the new iPad Pro devices from network carriers.

Vodafone

Pick up the new iPad Pro devices on Vodafone's Unlimited and Unlimited Max plans with starting prices as follows.

  • iPad Pro 11 - prices start at £48 per month, £29 upfront for 2GB data
  • iPad Pro 12.9 - prices start at £57 per month, £29 upfront - currently not in stock

EE

EE's price on the new iPad Pro devices star at £54 per month with no upfront cost:

  • iPad Pro 11 - £54 per month (was £60 per month) with no upfront cost for 2GB data; or £58.50 per month (was £65) for 20GB data, no upfront cost and one Smart Benefit (Apple Music, BT Sport Ultimate, Amazon Prime Video or other)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 - £67.50 per month (was £75 per month) with no upfront cost for 2GB data; or £72 per month (was £80) for 20GB data, no upfront cost and one Smart Benefit (Apple Music, BT Sport Ultimate, Amazon Prime Video or other)

Sky

  • iPad Pro 11 - prices start at £26 per month, no upfront cost (over 36 months) for 2GB data
  • iPad Pro 12.9 - price £31 per month, no upfront cost (over 36 months) for 2GB data

O2

O2's plans include 3 months of Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, or another streaming service for free on its 10GB plans or higher. Its plans last 48 months, but you can customise the term lengths, upfront costs and monthly costs to suit your needs.

  • iPad Pro 11 - prices start at £28 per month, £20 upfront for 1GB data, with free next-day delivery
  • iPad Pro 12.9 - prices start at £33.50 per month, £20 upfront for 1GB data, with free next-day delivery

Virgin has only listed the iPad Pro 11, with prices starting at £26 per month over 36 months for 1GB data, with no upfront cost.

Other networks to watch include BT and Carphone Warehouse, though neither have contract offers for the iPad Pro (2021) yet.

Where to buy iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad Pro 11 with M1

When did the new iPad Pro (3rd gen) release?

The iPad Pro 12.9in and iPad Pro 11in went on sale on 21 May after a pre-order period from 30 April. The new iPad Pro devices are available in silver and space gray with up to 2TB of storage.

How much does the new iPad Pro 12.9 with M1 cost?

The good news is Apple has slashed £20 off the starting price on the 11in model in the UK, but the US starting price remains at $799.

iPad Pro 11 M1 with Wi-Fi prices

  • Pad Pro 11in (2021, 128GB): £749/$799
  • iPad Pro 11in (2021, 256GB): £849/$899
  • iPad Pro 11in (2021, 512GB): £1,049/$1,099
  • iPad Pro 11in (2021, 1TB): £1,399/$1,499
  • iPad Pro 11in (2021, 2TB): £1,749/$1,899

iPad Pro 11 M1 with Wi-Fi and Cellular (5G) prices

  • iPad Pro 11in (2021, 128GB, cellular): £899/$999
  • iPad Pro 11in (2021, 256GB, cellular: £999/$1,099
  • iPad Pro 11in (2021, 512GB, cellular): £1,199/$1,299
  • iPad Pro 11in (2021, 1TB, cellular): £1,549/$1,699
  • iPad Pro 11in (2021, 2TB, cellular): £1,899/$2,099

How much does the new iPad Pro 12.9in with M1 cost?

iPad Pro 12.9 M1 with Wi-Fi prices

  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 128GB): £999/$1,099
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 256GB): £1,099/$1,199
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 512GB): £1,299/$1,399
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 1TB): £1,649/$1,799
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 2TB): £1,999/$2,199

iPad Pro 12.9 M1 with Wi-Fi and Cellular (5G) prices

  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 128GB, cellular): £1,149/$1,299
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 256GB, cellular): £1,249/$1,399
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 512GB, cellular): £1,449/$1,599
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 1TB, cellular): £1,799/$1,999
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, 2TB, cellular): £2,149/$2,399

We're separately looking at the best iPad deals here, along with the best deals for the 10.2in iPad (8th gen, 2020) and the iPad Air (4th gen, 2020).

What can you expect from the new iPad Pro with M1?

The design hasn't really changed. Both the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9in have the same bezels and colour – with only the 12.9in option only getting 0.5mm thicker and 41g heavier. 

What you do get is up to 50% faster performance, thanks to the M1's 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, along with 40% faster graphics compared to the 2020 iPad Pro. There's also the 5G connectivity if you tack £150 more to the non-cellular prices.

Another major update is the addition of the 'Liquid Retina XDR display', borrowed from the Apple Pro Display XDR monitor – though on the 12.9in iPad Pro only.

The XDR display uses mini-LED technology, allowing a full screen brightness of 1000 nits, a peak brightness of 1600nits, and a 1million-to-1 contrast ratio. Apple promises a "stunning visual experience" that should be true to the most nuanced differences in detail, even in the darkest images.

Other upgrades include the addition of Thunderbolt connectivity and USB 4, while a new adaptive video-call feature called Centre Stage allows users to stay centred in the frame at all times.

We've separately covered all the latest features arriving in the new iPad Pro tablets if you want to know more. You can catch up on Apple's Spring Loaded event here if you missed it or want to see it again. 

We're also looking at where you can buy the new iMacs with the M1 processor, which released in parallel with the new iPad Pros.