Apple Hikes iPad Mini Prices Outside US, With Europe Faring Worst

Apple significantly increased the price of existing iPad mini models in non-US markets after updating its online store with new entry-level iPad and iPad Pro models on Tuesday.

iPad mini 6 orange BG
In the UK for example, the 64GB ‌iPad mini‌ now costs £569, up from £479 earlier in the day, while the 256GB model costs £749, up fro £619. That's a 19% and 21% price increase, respectively, making the ‌iPad mini‌ more expensive than the new 10.9-inch ‌iPad‌, which starts from £499 and £649 at the same capacities.

Similar hikes can be found in countries across the EU. In Italy, for instance, the 64GB and 256GB ‌iPad mini‌ models are now 659 euros and 859 euros respectively, whereas previously they cost 559 euros and 729 euros, representing an 18% price increase.

India and markets across the Asia Pacific region have also seen hikes, although the increases in these areas are more modest. In Australia, for example, ‌iPad mini‌ prices have risen by around 11%.

Apple gave no reason for the price hikes outside the US, but they could be linked to the strong dollar combined with rising inflation and increased costs, although the price of most other latest-gen devices in Apple's hardware product lineup have remained constant.

(Thanks, Nick!)

Related Roundup: iPad mini
Buyer's Guide: iPad Mini (Don't Buy)
Related Forum: iPad

Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
18 months ago

How's that USB-C mandate working out for you?
Has literally nothing to do with that whatsoever
Score: 76 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mitsjke Avatar
18 months ago
I remember the days when the euro was 80% more worth than the dollar and the prices weren't lowered because of that :')
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arkitect Avatar
18 months ago

How's that USB-C mandate working out for you?
Inane non sequitur.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
18 months ago
It would be nice if Apple can also let the consumers know why there is such a massive increase in price.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nozuka Avatar
18 months ago

How's that USB-C mandate working out for you?
Still slower than i would like, but the new iPad and Apple Remote are a good step in the right direction.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
*~Kim~* Avatar
18 months ago

It's due to the weak Pound, as Apple prices are set in Dollars. See the chart posted in Post #7 ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-hikes-ipad-mini-prices-outside-us-with-europe-faring-worst.2366268/?post=31639951#post-31639951'), which highlights how much the Pound has fallen this year.
I understand that, but literally no one believes that the price will be adjusted as soon as the pound recovers. That’s the problem.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Apple Logo Spotlight

Source: Apple to Announce New Products This Week

Sunday March 3, 2024 11:38 am PST by
Apple plans to announce new products with press releases on its website this week, a proven source familiar with the matter told MacRumors. While the products that Apple plans to announce have not been disclosed, there are rumors about new iPads, Macs, and accessories. It is unclear exactly what will be announced this week. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today reiterated that Apple is planning new...
Apple MacBook Air 2 up hero 240304

Apple Announces New MacBook Air Models With M3 Chip

Monday March 4, 2024 5:04 am PST by
Apple today announced new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air models with M3 chip, improved external display support, Wi-Fi 6E, and more. Apple says that the new MacBook Air is up to 60% faster than the M1 model and up to 13x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Air. With a faster and more efficient Neural Engine, Apple says that the MacBook Air continues to be "the best consumer laptop for...
Apple Maps vs Google Maps Feature

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which Is Better?

Friday March 1, 2024 7:10 am PST by
Apple Maps has been providing navigational guidance to Apple users for almost 13 and a half years now, and much has changed about the app in that time. However, according to data from Canalys, the overwhelming majority of iPhones in the U.S. still have Google Maps downloaded as an alternative to Apple Maps, which comes preinstalled on all iPhones. We want to hear from MacRumors readers. Which do...
iPad Air 12

Gurman: No Apple Event Planned for Upcoming iPads and Macs

Sunday March 3, 2024 5:09 am PST by
Apple does not plan to hold a traditional event to unveil new iPads and Macs, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Instead, he said Apple plans to announce the products on its website with a "series of online videos and marketing campaigns." If this plan is accurate, we can expect the new products to be announced with press releases on the Apple Newsroom website. Gurman expects Apple to...
apple tv plus banner

Apple TV+ Gains Over 50 Movies for a Limited Time

Friday March 1, 2024 6:29 am PST by
Apple TV+ today gained over 50 movies, adding to its back catalog of content for a limited time. The collection includes a large number of popular and classic titles. Subscribers can access the movies in a "Great Movies on Apple TV+" section in the Apple TV app. Some titles are also available in 3D. Movies in the collection include: 21 Jump Street 300 American Sniper Argo ...