Some pricing changes are afoot at Apple, with some price hikes hitting the iPad Pro line, while there's a new model of iPhone 7 that you can get your hands on if you so desire.
Apple has raised the prices on the top two storage tiers on all of its iPad Pro models. All 256GB and 512GB versions of both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro now cost $50 more. The pricing now breaks down like this:
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi): $799
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular): $929
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro (512GB, Wi-Fi): $999
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro (512GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular): $1,129
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi): $949
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular): $1,079
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (512GB, Wi-Fi): $1,149
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (512GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular): $1,279
Apple has yet to give a reason for the price hike.
Additionally, Apple has increased pricing for iPhone repairs (opens in new tab) across the board for those without AppleCare+. iPhone SE and iPhone 6 have seen their prices bumped to $129 for screen repairs, up $30 from the previous price. Screen repairs on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 will cost $149 (up from $129), while for the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus you'll need to shell out $169, a $20 increase over the previous price. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also see price jumps in their "Other damage" service pricing.
Over on the iPhone side of things, Apple has added a new storage capacity for the Jet Black model of iPhone 7. While originally available in 128GB and 256GB configurations, Apple now offers the Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in a 32GB version, with starting prices of $549 and $669, respectively. The 128GB version is also still available, though the 256GB model seems to have been discontinued.
You can find the 32GB Jet Black iPhone 7 at Apple right now.
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Finally, Apple has introduced a revamped version of its Siri Remote for the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. The only apparent change to the design of the remote is to give the Menu button more prominence with the addition of a white circle around it. The remote also comes in at a lower price than its predecessor. While the first Siri remote could be purchased independently for $79, the new remote will be available for $59.
You can check it out right now on Apple's online store, but it doesn't seem to be available for purchase yet.
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Update September, 2017: Added information about the pricing increases for iPhone screen and damage repairs.
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
Is this price hike coming to Australia too or US-only? TY/BR.
Wait, what? Apple raised the prices of the iPad? Don't companies usually "lower" prices? They must be selling better than expected to do that.
Probably raised the prices since retailers were dropping the prices by 50$. Now when retailers put it back on sale, it'll fall back to it's normal price again.
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