Apple unveiled cool new phones yesterday, but while the Apple Store was closed another change occurred a price increase for the iPad Pros. Yes, the 256GB and 512GB of both the iPad Pro 10.5 and the iPad Pro 12.9 have gone up by at least $50 (the price hike is bigger in Europe). The prices of the 64GB models are unchanged.
Check out the table below for the new prices we pulled the old ones from the yestedays snapshot of the store at the Internet Archive. Note that these prices are for the Wi-Fi model, but the cellular-enabled tablets received a similar bump in price.
|iPad Pro 10.5||Old price||New price||Price increase|
|iPad Pro 12.9|
Right... Increase prices so even less people will buy it.
Suddenly, the prices went up because of storage chips price went up or short storage or something like that. The timing is amazing because it's been a problem for a few months and after the Apple event they decided to do that. After an Apple show...
There's a NAND flash storage shortage at the moment. I am not defending it though. Just explaining.