Apple quietly made some of its iPads more expensive

Apple hikes iPad Pro prices by $50 following iPhone announcement event

Apple also decreased the prices of its older iPhones on Tuesday, including the least expensive model, the iPhone SE, which is now $349.

Apple sneakily hiked the price of some iPad Pro models, following the iPhone launch event on Tuesday. The entry-level 64GB iPad Pro appear to have been spared the increase in price leaving the 10.5-inch starting at $649 and the 12.9-inch at $799.

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro saw its 256GB and 512GB models increase by $50 to $949 and $1,149, respectively, with the latter nearing the price of a MacBook. If you journey to the Apple Store, you'll see that all 256GB/512GB variants of the 10.5 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are now $50 more expensive. According to The Verge, worldwide pricing on the iPad Pro has also gone up.

A report by 9to5mac, citing "sources in the know", suggests the increased price of NAND flash storage may be to blame.

"The impact on NAND and DRAM will continue to be there and we expect it to be there".

iPads didn't make an appearance in the new Steve Jobs Theatre during the iPhone X extravaganza, but Apple did make a fly tweaks on the sly to pricing.

By backing the eventual victor of the auction, regardless of who that is, the company is hopeful that it will secure reliable supplies of flash storage for its various devices.

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