Apple Raises Prices on All 256 and 512GB iPad Pro Models by $50

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  1. pat500000 macrumors 603

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    Oh okay. thanks for clarification.
     
  2. dampfnudel macrumors 68020

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    Just avoid Apple and go to a retailer that discounts which at least in the US is pretty easy to do around the holidays and beyond.
     
  3. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Didn't these new iPads just come out a few months ago???

    Price hikes already?
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    Well played. I guess that sort of discounting is what the price hike is meant to offset?
     
  4. dampfnudel macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, Apple couldn't wait until next year, the X makes them feel so emboldened.
     
  5. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    Great info much appreciated!! Always happy to learn and grow on a daily or hourly. I thank you for this.

    Funny Apple didn't choose these options from devices already in production:

    iPhone SE
    64/128 stay the same

    iPhone 6S
    32/64GB

    iPhone 7
    32/64/128GB

    iPhone 8
    64/128/256GB

    iPhone X
    128/256GB

    Are you serious Apple a 64GB IPX ?!
     
  6. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Raising prices on a device that’s now been out for months? Don’t think I’ve ever seen such an insulting move from a company
     
  7. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    That means I saved $200 by getting on open box 12.9 at Best Buy a couple of weeks ago.
     
  8. allanfries macrumors 6502a

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    Well, they have to pay for that new building somehow? ;)
     
  9. JRobinsonJr macrumors regular

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    In general terms you are spot on. We do care - at least a bit - because Apple is wanting an ever-increasing percentage of disposable income. Plus, the trend is that things get less expensive over time based on improvements to both the supply chain and manufacturing processes. Increasing prices, even when completely reasonable, is never a good idea without at least making a public statement. If Apple included a note on the iPad Pro page stating that prices were going up because of increased worldwide demand / reduced manufacturing capacity / natural disaster / etc., they would get the same pass that other companies get. Instead... we get surprised!
     
  10. Diving Capers macrumors regular

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    Tim is sure everyone will love the new prices, they are the thinnest high prices in the world today. Carefully crafted on a single post it note, each number was meticulously drawn to ensure the edges blended perfectly with the paper, each stroke of the pen was a work of art and the smile on Tim"s face as he glanced down at his magical creation.... priceless
     
  11. xxray macrumors 6502

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    Glad I got mine when Best Buy had them $100 off, geez...
     
  12. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    I don’t usually join in on the Apple bashing but this is BS. Do you really think 256 and 512 memory chips are $50 more? Not to mention we don’t actually know if that’s the reason.
     
  13. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Everyone should pay Apple $100 more for their products so they know how much we appreciate their products.
     
  14. SeattleMoose macrumors 65816

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    Every time Apple dabbles in politics and tries to beat us over the heads with their liberal views, I'll remind them that they are just another greedy corporation.
     
  15. sam2428 macrumors 6502

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    There have been so many sales and discounts on the iPP since launch earlier this year. I always assumed this was because demand wasn't that high....so this just doesn't make any sense to me at all.
     
  16. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    I understand that there's a NAND shortage, but hasn't it been going on all year? Has it really gotten that much worse in the few months since the iPad Pros launched?
     
  17. Duophonic macrumors newbie

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    I'm glad I purchased my 512 a couple weeks ago from Target who price-matched BB at $100 off and I used $300 worth of gift cards as well. I love my iPad!
     
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  19. MoreAwesomeDanU macrumors regular

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    im guessing this is due to the new iphone using a lot more of the same parts as the ipad pros (screen, chips etc) which allows their suppliers to charge more

    pretty ****** that apple is putting the cost over to customers
     
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  21. noraa macrumors member

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    Well this is just ******. Glad I bought mine when I did. I have a sinking suspicion Apple is raising the price right before iOS 11 is released, with the anticipation that the additional iPad features in it will drive up iPad sales.
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    And also runs at a fraction of a fraction of the speed of built-in storage.
     
  22. thadoggfather Suspended

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    This is criminal
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    I got the 64gb 12.9 gen2 and $100 price adjustment off too but it shouldn't have to be like this. Raising the price on a 3 month old product silently

    I'm pissed and I'm not even directly impacted by this. What a horrible thing to do to customers. Period. I don't care if nand prices go up because they're using same nand in the new phones, suppliers want to charge more, etc... NO MATTER THE REASON it's inexcusable
     
  23. cer26 macrumors newbie

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    Macmall still has iPad Pro 10.5 256gb wifi for 699. Missed bestbuy two weeks ago at 649. I noticed this right away when store went up because looking at iPad Pro 10.5. Articles are saying memory prices going up. Who knows.
     
  24. pdaholic macrumors 6502a

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    Buy your iPhone X as soon as you can...come January it will be $1099!

    But seriously, the more we buy their products and produce demand for the items, the more they can charge. Doesn’t make it any less of a dick move to raise prices, but we are really only encouraging this behavior.
     
  25. DanGoh macrumors 6502

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    Haha. Apple's trillion dollar projections were off. Time for price increases.
     

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