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

Popular Stories

iPhone SE 4 Vertical Camera Feature

iPhone SE 4 Rumored to Use Same Rear Chassis as iPhone 16

Friday July 19, 2024 7:16 am PDT by
Apple will adopt the same rear chassis manufacturing process for the iPhone SE 4 that it is using for the upcoming standard iPhone 16, claims a new rumor coming out of China. According to the Weibo-based leaker "Fixed Focus Digital," the backplate manufacturing process for the iPhone SE 4 is "exactly the same" as the standard model in Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 lineup, which is expected to...
iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
bsod

Crowdstrike Says Global IT Outage Impacting Windows PCs, But Mac and Linux Hosts Not Affected

Friday July 19, 2024 3:12 am PDT by
A widespread system failure is currently affecting numerous Windows devices globally, causing critical boot failures across various industries, including banks, rail networks, airlines, retailers, broadcasters, healthcare, and many more sectors. The issue, manifesting as a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), is preventing computers from starting up properly and forcing them into continuous recovery...
iphone 14 lineup

Cellebrite Unable to Unlock iPhones on iOS 17.4 or Later, Leak Reveals

Thursday July 18, 2024 4:18 am PDT by
Israel-based mobile forensics company Cellebrite is unable to unlock iPhones running iOS 17.4 or later, according to leaked documents verified by 404 Media. The documents provide a rare glimpse into the capabilities of the company's mobile forensics tools and highlight the ongoing security improvements in Apple's latest devices. The leaked "Cellebrite iOS Support Matrix" obtained by 404 Media...
Apple Watch Series 9

2024 Apple Watch Lineup: Key Changes We're Expecting

Tuesday July 16, 2024 7:59 am PDT by
Apple is seemingly planning a rework of the Apple Watch lineup for 2024, according to a range of reports from over the past year. Here's everything we know so far. Apple is expected to continue to offer three different Apple Watch models in five casing sizes, but the various display sizes will allegedly grow by up to 12% and the casings will get taller. Based on all of the latest rumors,...
tinypod apple watch

TinyPod Turns Your Apple Watch Into an iPod

Wednesday July 17, 2024 3:18 pm PDT by
If you have an old Apple Watch and you're not sure what to do with it, a new product called TinyPod might be the answer. Priced at $79, the TinyPod is a silicone case with a built-in scroll wheel that houses the Apple Watch chassis. When an Apple Watch is placed inside the TinyPod, the click wheel on the case is able to be used to scroll through the Apple Watch interface. The feature works...

Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
23 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
23 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
23 months ago

How's that USB-C mandate working out for you?
Inane non sequitur.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
23 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
23 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
23 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)