Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

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

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

This brings the 256GB 10.5-inch Pro to $799, while the 512GB model will cost you $999. 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. That's up a whopping £80 on the £889 Apple was advertising before the event on Tuesday. 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. As well as hiking the cost of AppleCare+ for some devices, Apple also raised the price of some iPad Pro models. There is a similar increase for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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

If you've been holding out on getting an iPad Pro, we've got some sour news for you: they just got a bit more expensive.

All except for Target, which still lists the original prices on its website, making it the best place to buy Apple's latest tablets right now.

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

CNBC reached out to Apple for comment but a spokesperson was not immediately available. Over on the 12.9-inch side, you're looking at new prices of $949 for 256GB and $1149 for 512GB.

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