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.

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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!)

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Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
15 weeks ago

How's that USB-C mandate working out for you?
Has literally nothing to do with that whatsoever
Score: 75 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mitsjke Avatar
15 weeks 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
15 weeks ago

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

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