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Apple significantly increased the price of existing iPad mini models in non-US markets after updating its online store with new entry-level iPad and iPad Pro models on Tuesday.

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In the UK for example, the 64GB iPad mini now costs £569, up from £479 earlier in the day, while the 256GB model costs £749, up fro £619. That's a 19% and 21% price increase, respectively, making the iPad mini more expensive than the new 10.9-inch iPad, which starts from £499 and £649 at the same capacities.

Similar hikes can be found in countries across the EU. In Italy, for instance, the 64GB and 256GB iPad mini models are now 659 euros and 859 euros respectively, whereas previously they cost 559 euros and 729 euros, representing an 18% price increase.

India and markets across the Asia Pacific region have also seen hikes, although the increases in these areas are more modest. In Australia, for example, iPad mini prices have risen by around 11%.

Apple gave no reason for the price hikes outside the US, but they could be linked to the strong dollar combined with rising inflation and increased costs, although the price of most other latest-gen devices in Apple's hardware product lineup have remained constant.

(Thanks, Nick!)

Article Link: Apple Hikes iPad Mini Prices Outside US, With Europe Faring Worst
 
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dwright1974

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My daughter wants an iPad mini for Christmas. When I saw the price rises I checked UK retailers and John Lewis had them at the lower price.

Snagged one a bit earlier than I wanted to as I was waiting for Black Friday but I don't think any BF deal will bring them down to lower than Monday's price!

Shocking rises all round.
 

arkitect

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Apple gave no reason for the price hikes outside the US, but they could be linked to the strong dollar combined with rising inflation and increased costs, although the price of other devices in Apple's flagship hardware lineup have remained constant.
Oh give them time… give them time… Tim Cook will get around to the rest of the line up soon enough.
 

Pezimak

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U.K. inflation has officially gone up to 10.1%, not 20%, these price increases are not justified IMO with the extremes they have gone to.

The iPad Mini really isn't as much of a viable option now, you could kind of justify it before, but like with the IPhone Pro models now starting at 1100 for the 6.1", they are going over a threshold I don't think as many will be happy to pay.
And that's still with jelly scrolling effect.
 

SoldOnApple

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I was thinking of buying a mini. I have the 12.9 inch pro for a graphics tablet and it's great and all, but it's so big that I kinda don't want to carry it around all day. A mini though I might. It's still a lot of money though just to save carrying around a few more pounds. I could afford to lose a few more pounds myself.
 
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