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.