Apple stealthily hikes iPad Pro price - Is Brexit to blame?

Apple stealthily hikes iPad Pro price - Is Brexit to blame?”

Apple is one of the manufacturers contributing to the shortage: the three new iPhones that debuted yesterday, including the high-end iPhone X, need DRAM and NAND chips.

Over on the Apple Store, the 256B iPad Pro 10.5 has seen its price upped from £709 to £759, while the cost 512GB model has risen from £889 to £969.

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.

Hopefully, iPad Pro prices will come back down once the NAND supply stabilises, but when that will be is uncertain.

While Apple has given no explanation for the price rises, sources speaking to 9to5Mac report that it's down to a dramatic increase in the cost of NAND flash storage. Perhaps it has decided margins on the professional tablets aren't wide enough? Apple has not given a reason, but the increased price of memory has been suggested as a possibility.

Either way, it makes the $329/£339 iPad 9.7-inch model seem even better value.

Prior to Tuesday's Apple rollout, consumers could purchase the 256GB and 512GB 10.9-inch iPad Pro for $749 and $949, respectively.

We've reached out to Apple for confirmation on the price hike and will update this article if a response is forthcoming.

Like this


13 September 2017
Youth League, Shakhtar Donetsk-Napoli 1-2: Zerbin decisivo
Non sorride all'esordio stagionale in Youth League la Juventus che nella difficile sfida con il Barcellona perde per 1-0. Pressing ucraino negli ultimi 15 minuti di gioco con la difesa azzurra che ha respinto gli assalti avversari.

13 September 2017
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc
Lastly, Nomura assumed coverage on stocks of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in a study note published on Wed, Jul 12th. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store by 15.1% in the 2nd quarter.

13 September 2017
Top Dems Say Flynn left Mideast Trip off Security Clearance
The project proposes to construct 40 nuclear reactors across the Middle East that would feed a regional electric grid. Russian Federation has denied interfering in the USA election and Trump has said there was no collusion.

13 September 2017
Five dead at Florida nursing home
Hollywood, Florida police said the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills is being evacuated due to cooling issues. The building had been without power since Irma hit the area and forced the air conditioning issue.

13 September 2017
UN Approves Watered-Down New Sanctions Against North Korea
Are we looking at a third world war? "The North Korean regime has not yet passed the point of no-return. He told Sky News: "These sanctions to toughen up the action we're taking on the regime".

13 September 2017
Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Meritor, Inc. (MTOR), Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (DB)
Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 30,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $576,900. Media stories about Meritor (NYSE:MTOR) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports.

13 September 2017
Shanghai's Andre Villas-Boas accuses Guangzhou Evergrande of engineering disruptive vehicle accidents
Before the half break, Guangzhou nearly made it 3-0, only to see Ricardo Goulart narrowly miss the target in the 42nd minute. SIPG reached the ACL semi-finals with a 5-4 penalty shootout victory after squandering a 4-0 lead from the first leg.

13 September 2017
United Nations rights body deplores current measures in India to deport Rohingya refugees
The U.N. refugee agency has reported that 270,000 people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the last three weeks. "I strongly urge the authorities to allow my office unfettered access to the country".

13 September 2017
Minister wants students to answer roll call with 'Jai Hind — Madhya Pradesh
He also added that as it is a matter of patriotism, he would suggest the same to be practised in private schools as well. Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in MP had earlier made Yoga as an integral part in the Madhya Pradesh school curriculum.

13 September 2017
Bombay HC adjourns Ryan trustees bail plea till afternoon
The pleas were filed after the arrest of two officials from the school and will be heard before a single Bench of Justice A.S. Parents of the student took the school management to court for targeting the child in school and eventually suspending him.