While the entire world is closely anticipating Apple to start shipping out the new iPhone 2017 lineup, the Cupertino based tech giant saw this as an opportunity to increase the price of iPad Pro by $50. What’s interesting though is that Apple didn’t feel the need to make a big deal out of this. Nonetheless, both of Apple’s 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models cost $50 extra and they don’t come with any new features.
Quietly Increasing iPad Pro’s Price
Apple fans who want to purchase the 256GB and 512GB 10.9-inch iPad Pro will need to pay $799 and $999 from now on. In addition, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be priced at $944 for the 256GB model and at $1,149 for the 512GB variant. It’s safe to say that purchasing an Apple tablet is now more expensive than ever and it puts a dent in anyone’s wallet, especially since the premium 12.9-inch model surpasses $1,000.
iPad Pro 64GB Price
Fortunately, customers who are not willing to drop more than $1,000 for a tablet can still purchase the 64GB variants because their price hasn’t been changed. We should mention that Apple did not release any official statement regarding this price increase and that we should expect an explanation during the upcoming days.
DRAM and NAND Memory Chips Shortage
Analysts who specialize in tracking Apple’s every move are claiming that there’s an actual reason behind iPad Pro’s price increase. These analysts are saying that there’s a worldwide shortage of DRAM and NAND memory chips which increase the production cost for Apple’s premium tablets. Therefore, Apple needs to pay for that cost and this is why it increased the price by $50. Last but not least, we need to mention that no one should actually be surprised by this since Apple is infamous for always overpricing its products.