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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29 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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

6. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 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....

8. adecvat

Posts: 646; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Because NAND flash price grow up.

13. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

23. coolrx

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

2. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 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.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 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!

9. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

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

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

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

14. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

16. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 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?

17. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Well said!

18. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 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/

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

4. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

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

5. black.inco unregistered

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.

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

27. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

7. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 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?:)

22. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

28. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Agree. Most logical statement today on this matter.

29. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Well...Thank You :)

12. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

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

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

19. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 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.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep thinking that bia. Put me off Apple articles.

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

26. gamehead unregistered

Yikes

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