iPad mini UK Pricing of iPad Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by d4zza, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. d4zza macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    My iPad Mini 2 is probably one of the best tech investments I've ever made, I love it more than any other tech I've ever bought. Recently its starting to show its age with some of the newer games I've been playing so I thought I'd look at purchasing a new one.

    Got myself onto the Apple Store and was a bit shocked at the price, especially compared to US pricing. Comes up as only one option for storage, 128GB which I'll never use, 32GB is fine for me, but it costs £419. When I look at the US pricing, it comes up at $399 so surely at the current exchange rate it should cost around £100 less.

    I much prefer the size of the Mini and I don't use it as a serious gaming machine, just like the odd blast of a game here and there, but at that price, it only costs a few quid more for the standard iPad with what looks to me like a much better processor too.

    What's that price about then?

    I have a mate going to US soon, so might ask him to buy one for me while he's there.
  2. JD2015 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2014
    Remember in the USA they often add on tax to that price. Plus, you won't get the U.K. Plug.
  3. Aika macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2006
    Apple have been overcharging in the UK since forever. You can probably save about £60-70 but it's hassle for your friend and if you buy it from John Lewis you'd get a 2 year warranty and the ability to send it back for a new one should you get a lemon rather than going through repairs.
  4. d4zza thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    I'm just wondering why an iPad Mini with inferior processor is almost the same price as the iPad. Pricing just seems odd, as if almost to discourage buying the Mini. I don't recall what price my Mini 2 was at the time I bought it but I'm sure I'd have noticed if it was almost the same as the iPad.

    I have bouh the ordinal iPad and the first iPad Air for my other half, so I might look at my old emails and see if I still have the receipt for them showing me those prices at the time.

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