The iPad Pro Price Increase does it not drive you guys insane ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by augustya, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. augustya macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    Dear Apple Fans and Users,

    I am as much an ardent fan of using Apple products as much everyone out here is, But just because people have got used to using Apple Products, people love using Apple products Apple has started behaving like an opportunist, exploitative, manipulative, monopolistic, Blood sucking Tyrant !! I am running out of words here...What explanation does anyone have on the $50 price increase on the iPad’s, on an already expensive product !! and on top of that another $50 increase Holy Christ! Apple has made the customers into a Merry Money Making Cash Cow and just goes sucking on and on…

    It is outrageous, it is unethical and it is Mind Disturbing!! As we all have been made to understand it is because of the price increase that Apple has to deal with in procurement of components is the price increase happened of the iPad, but what is black and what is white only Apple knows that. An ordinary consumer like us has no means to find out the authenticity of that statement. This is broad day light exploitation.

    It leaves with people like me no choice but to succumb to Apple’s whims and fancies and do whatever Apple wishes just because I cannot live without using Apple products. It is entrapment! Does anyone share this feeling with me?
  2. Macalicious2011 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    I'm glad they didn't increase the price of the 10.5 64GB Pro I will buy today.
  3. imanidiot Suspended

    May 1, 2011
    Denver, CO
    Did you just wake up? It's always been this way.
    And if you cannot live without using Apple products that is your problem. There are other choices.
  4. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    It drives me insane. 50$ will not break the bank but still, it drives me insane that Apple has me ensnared in their product catalog. In turn, I have ensnared a whole lot of my family members in the same trap.

    What is worst is what happens when I try to get out of the trap: sell all my Apple stuff at a loss, buy new non-Apple stuff, struggle with it, realise it is not for me, sell all the non-Apple stuff for a loss and buy all Apple stuff again. So the more desperate I become to get out of the Apple trap, the more I end up loosing!

    At this point, I have lost a lot more money than the amount of money I wanted to save by going the non-Apple route. A lot more than the 50$.

    Yes....there is a problem.
  5. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    There you go...same story everywhere...
  6. rowspaxe macrumors 68020


    Jan 29, 2010
    Personally i think the 12.9 is still somewhat under priced
  7. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2012
    I think it's crazy that a 5" phone costs more than a 12" tablet. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Saying one cannot live without this stuff is hyperbole, right? I mean, I like my technology too but I could actually continue living without it. Now air and water.. that's a different story.

    That being said, I just upgraded the iPads in my home and am thankful I didn't wait until the keynote as I would have been pretty upset at such an unnecessary increase. Of course, this is also the company that charges over $100 for a sleeve and almost as much for a plastic back cover so maybe we shouldn't be too surprised.

    I do feel that Apple's nickel and diming has gotten a little ridiculous lately. Little things like this price hike, the change from a 2m cable to a 1m cable with the 12" iPads, etc. But Tim is masterful in his ability to maximize profits.
  8. LVdustin macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    I can understand your frustration, but blame everything on the rising NAND prices. The demand is higher, and the supply is shorter...stupid economics
  9. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Thought the 12.9 was too expensive at launch, and this price spike means I probably won't buy another iPP especially since my usage is on par with my 7+ (not all the bells and whistles and not writing on it anywhere near as much as I thought); but I knew I'd be using it for drawing and light blogging and not much else at the moment.

    If I get a job at a University, it may become more of a value for me in aiding my studies.

  10. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030


    Nov 16, 2010
    Doesn’t bother me one bit since I got my 256 at launch :)
  11. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    I dont see how. Its already dangerously close to entry-level MacBook pricing and if you are willing to go refurbished then you have even more options at these price points. I dunno..... its a tough sell when these iPads clip the $1000 mark. Isnt it? Geesh.
  12. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    What I was thinking haha. It is a shame for other people and I find it annoying Apple raises already high prices that were already overpriced imo, but it doesn't affect me at least
  13. Sunshoopa macrumors 6502


    Apr 19, 2011
    Oh, ok. I was going to say if anything they got cheaper. When I got the iPad 2 the 64 GB version was $700. The 64 GB version of the 10.5 is $650.

    Also I now realize it says Pro in the title, so that’d be referring to the 12.9 only.
  14. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    Price has increased for the 10.5" iPP also but only for the 256GB & 512GB models not for the 64GB.
  15. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Opportunist: all businesses are. Name a business that is not.
    Exploitative: how? iPad is not a primary requirement to live. You can easily not buy an iPad and you will do fine.
    Manipulative: how? See above.
    Monopolistic: how? Amazon sells kindle fire tablets for cheap. There's Surface Pro as well. The market is full of alternatives.
    Tyrant: how?
    Outrageous: sure, especially if you just decided to buy the higher storage iPads but decided to wait. Annoying.
    Unethical: how? Again, you don't need an iPad to live.

    If you complained yet you still give Apple money, well, that's stupid. You're just enabling Apple. And it's stupid to spend hundreds/thousands of dollars just to complain or feel exploited. Talk about glutton for punishment.
  16. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    What are you talking about its always been this way?

    Apple has never upped the cost for a storage increase on an iOS device, when they’ve already established prices, EVER.

    At least in the US
  17. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    Size is precisely why it costs more.
  18. uuaschbaer macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2009
    It seems a bit capricious to change the price after its release. Like some stereotypical evil stuff-seller at a bazaar: "Oh you like my products now do you? Yesterday you were not so keen... $1000!" -"What?! That's twice as much as yesterday!" -"Don't like it? 2000$!!"
  19. mecoolai macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    Most credit card companies have price comparison/price matching. I bought my iPad Pro before that $100 off Best Buy and since it was within that time frame I got a ~$100 refund on my CC. I would expect that to be the same with price increases/market fluctuations.
  20. sfkeepay macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2010
    I was also lucky enough to have purchased on release. However, I don't really see the utility of declaring oneself divorced from the concerns of those who find themselves shouldering this feckless price increase. Saying, in this context, that something that does injury to others is of no bother or concern, it seems to me, is unlikely to reflect the better instincts of those who make these rather breezy declarations.

    Consider that it is at least plausible that Apple, in some freakishly unlikely parallel universe, could have dropped, not raised, the price. Would the other fortunate participants here have announced instead their foolishness for having spent more than necessary, maybe saying "I have an impulse control issue. I just had to have that iPad as soon as it was released. So, not only am I out $50, but I just can't help myself but talk about it on Macrumors."

    I realize this is only the tiniest of issues, but little pricks at the common good seem often to congeal rather than dissipate, helping to undermine our public discourse and precipitate many unintended negative consequences. I am wrong as often as not, and I am not hopeful of finding positive reception to this probably self-serving screed. Still, maybe we could agree that empathy is generally a good deal more helpful than braggadocio, that union is more helpful than posturing, and if one is disinclined towards either, that circumspection might be a better servant than schadenfreude.
  21. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    A cost which Apple could very easily absorb thanks to the already high price on storage upgrades. This is what a focus on profit margins and shareholders looks like, instead of a focus on products and customers.
  22. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    I agree completely, I wasn't looking to belittle anyone and could have worded it better.

    Anyway on topic, whatever the reason Apple should have at least given some warning rather than sneaking in a price raise
  23. lique831 macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2011
    Yes. I have been looking to upgrade for the past couple of days and had almost pulled the trigger, but decided to wait until later on this week. I was quite surprised to see the price went up. Luckily, my local Target was still selling them at the old price, so I got the last 256GB they had in stock.

    I don't really keep up with the pricing of their products, so I didn't realize that they have raised the prices of products even after it's been released for a few months. Is this something they normally do? Even still, if it's because of component shortage, it would have been nice if a statement directly from Apple explaining the increase would have been released instead of doing it while everyone is preoccupied with their new products.
  24. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    as far as I know, this is the first time apple has pulled this in the middle of a product's cycle
  25. lique831 macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2011
    Oh, ok. People in various comment sections are acting as if this is commonplace.

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