Apple Has Increased The Prices On 256GB And 512GB iPad Pro Tablets


Apple Has Increased The Prices On 256GB And 512GB iPad Pro Tablets

MacRumors, which first spotted the price increase, suggests the price increases may be related to a global shortage on memory chips, which are used in the iPad.

The 256GB Wi-Fi 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which launched at £709 in the United Kingdom, now costs £769. That's up a whopping £80 on the £889 Apple was advertising before the event on Tuesday. After all, even though Apple products tend to be a bit on the expensive side, their prices don't usually increase after they're brought to market.

Apple hasn't increased pricing for the entry-level 64GB iPad Pro models, with both 10.5in and 12.9in versions still available to pick up for £619 and £769, respectively. Perhaps it has decided margins on the professional tablets aren't wide enough? Apple launched the 10.5 inch Wi-Fi models of these tablets for $749 and $949 respectively earlier this year in June. If you're interested in a cellular iPad Pro, you'll need to add a further $130 in each case.

While Brexit might be an obvious explanation for the steep rise, Apple has also bumped the price of the same models in the United States. That's a less step hike, but a hike nonetheless. Still, it might be possible to find other stores that haven't updated their listings, so it's a good idea to look around if you're thinking of getting one.