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Apple hikes iPad Pro prices by $50 following iPhone announcement event

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Apple hikes iPad Pro prices by $50 following iPhone announcement event

After unveiling a deluge of new products last night, Apple has decided to quietly increase the prices of some of its iPad Pro models. If you journey to the Apple Store, you'll see that all 256GB/512GB variants of the 10.5 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are now $50 more expensive.

Users will now have to dish out $799 and $999 for the 256GB and 512GB 10.5-inch Wi-Fi versions, respectively. When these products hit the shelves back in June, their price tags stood at $749 and $949. Meanwhile, the 256GB and 512GB variants of the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro now cost $949 and $1,149, respectively. 

Cellular models will set you back with an additional $130, but it's worth pointing out that the prices of the 64GB variants remain unaltered.

MacRumors reports that certain retailers like Best Buy have already revised their pricing for the higher-capacity models to reflect these changes. 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. 

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posted on 13 Sep 2017, 05:40

1. legiloca (Posts: 1479; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Well I’ve never been an Apple fan that long to know if this has ever been done before, but.... why tho?

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 06:36 15

6. Anshulonweb (Posts: 450; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


phonearena will now make an article about how apple is industry first in inc prices of product after few months and will appreciate the move....

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 06:46

8. adecvat (Posts: 355; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Because NAND flash price grow up.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 07:47 9

13. UglyFrank (Posts: 1957; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


But there's no way the increase was 50$ per chip so now there getting even more profit than before

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 20:51 1

23. coolrx (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)


If the reason as people say is due to the demand of NAND flash, why did it only increase the 256 and 512GB variants and not the 64GB which is commonly used now in most flagship phones.

Was saving up for the 256GB version and then this happened. In my country it's like an $80 increase. Guess I'll not be upgrading my Air 2 for a while.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 06:01 1

2. slannmage (Posts: 238; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Again Tim Cook said they're not just for the Rich. I don't know anyone who buys anything other than their phones... because it's all too expensive, however no one I know is interested in the new one because it's too expensive.

If Apple want to grow, they need to sort their pricing out. I dunno why it's like in the US, but the UK and EU the prices are stupid.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 06:16 10

3. SIGPRO (Posts: 1938; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


They increased prices because sell numbers declined.
This is just a scam to stay even or make profit after the quarter.
You know that apple declined to nr 4 right?
So the feature is not looking to bright for them!

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 07:20 1

9. Soundjudgment (Posts: 171; Member since: 10 Oct 2016)


Good to see SamStung-Propagandist SIGPRO is hot on his job! Got worried for a moment that he took the week off!

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 07:24 8

10. SIGPRO (Posts: 1938; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Hahah you must be a true NOOB, i don't use SamSung you dummy!

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 07:56 1

14. slannmage (Posts: 238; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


If they don't sell you decrease the price... they're increasing because they know their market is fanboys.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 08:25 4

16. HansP (Posts: 215; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Yeah, the price hike is the typical Apple money grab. They've noticed that they can lure the sheeple to buy an iPad while they're buying the new phone and since the iPad sales are tanking anyway, why the hell not punish their most loyal customers by skimming them for another fifty bucks?

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 08:35

17. SIGPRO (Posts: 1938; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Well said!

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:19 1

18. MrShazam (Posts: 462; Member since: 22 Jun 2017)


Uhm, iPad sales have actually grown since they released the cheaper iPads:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/01/apple-q3-2017-earnings-ipad-growth/

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 00:48 1

25. joey_sfb (Posts: 6760; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Agreed with HansP. 50 buck is nothing, Apple fanboys can grow a new kidney every year to buy their toys.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 06:16

4. scarface21173 (Posts: 252; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


It's just not right, the device should be reduced if anything.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 06:21 1

5. black.inco (Posts: 34; Member since: 09 Aug 2017)


With the hype of yesterday's announcements, their web traffic is going to be high for the next several weeks. So, Apple is definitely going to take advantage of it. I think it's kind of messed up, but it's a good business move.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 12:59

21. AmashAziz (Posts: 1602; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Apple's main aim is to cash in on the situation. To make it decrease its prices and make its devices more feature packed, millions of people would have to stop buying Apple products so that Apple would fear losing its customers and market share, along with the revenue it earns.

So till the time people continue investing in Apple products, Apple will do the best it can to earn the maximum profits. That's how Apple is; it knows how to take advantage of the situation to earn money and fame.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 09:37 1

27. PhoneCritic (Posts: 1072; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Agree. Good business move( although really punishing its fan base). Apple knows well how to take advantage of its status.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 06:40 1

7. Cyberchum (Posts: 794; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Why does the price hike has to make sense?! This is Apple.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 07:34 1

11. fyahking (Posts: 1036; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


The sheep will gobble it up still. What's wrong with robbing people for money so they can get one of the iPad pro?:)

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:03

22. AmashAziz (Posts: 1602; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Apple isn't robbing anyone. It's the people who decide if they want to pay the asked prices for Apple's products. Therefore, you cannot say Apple is stealing money.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 09:38 1

28. PhoneCritic (Posts: 1072; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Agree. Most logical statement today on this matter.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 16:24

29. AmashAziz (Posts: 1602; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Well...Thank You :)

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 07:44

12. PhoneInQuestion (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 Aug 2017)


"At least we have the holiday/fall deals to look forward to!"

SMH @Apple

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 08:15 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 25633; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Justwowwww. I'm keeping my 12.9 Pro as long as it works. Apple is turning me off more, and more. Soooo glad I opted for a Note 8.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:15

19. apple-rulz (Posts: 561; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


Awww gee, so sad to see you go, especially since you've had every single Apple product ever. Oh well, at least you won't be posting on Apple articles anymore, so that's a plus.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:32

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 25633; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Keep thinking that bia. Put me off Apple articles.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 21:48

24. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4809; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


You post in Android articles, so what Android devices do you own so you're able to post in them? Or was your comment just a poor attempt at humor by a mentally deficient asshat? Sorry, it's hard to tell with you.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 06:05

26. gamehead (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 Jul 2017)


Yikes

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