iPad Pros Quietly Get More Expensive
Among all of the hubbub during yesterday's big Apple event, there was no talk of the iPad. But when the dust cleared, a few eagle-eyed shoppers noticed that some iPad Pro models are now slightly more expensive than they were before the event.
Here are the changes:
|10.5-inch iPad Pro (256GB)||$749||$799|
|10.5-inch iPad Pro (512GB)||$949||$999|
|12.9-inch iPad Pro (256GB)||$899||$949|
|12.9-inch iPad Pro (512GB)||$1149||$1199|
The 64GB base models, however, have not changed. The 10.5-inch model remains at $649 and the 12.9-inch model is still $799.
This isn't solely on Apple's website, either. The price increases have also shown up on third-party sellers like Best Buy.
9to5Mac suggests that this is due to the rising cost of NAND and DRAM memory, which Apple mentioned on its last conference call. It also claims to have sources suggesting this is the reason. Update: An Apple spokesperson confirmed to Laptop Mag that an increase in NAND flash memory chip pricing is the reason for the increased prices.