Some iPad Pros cost $50 more today as Apple quietly ups prices

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Apple hasn't increased pricing for the entry-level 64GB iPad Pro models, with both 10.5in and 12.9in versions still available to pick up for £619 and £769, respectively.

The 256GB Wi-Fi 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which launched at £709 in the United Kingdom, now costs £769.

9to5Mac also notes that Apple CFO Luca Maestri hinted at this shortage at during Apple's second quarter earnings call earlier this year, saying: "We started to experience some level of cost pressure on the memory side, particularly on NAND and DRAM". It's mostly due to the increased demand for SSDs and the transition from 2D NAND to 3D NAND.

The price change was first spotted by the blog MacRumors. As yet there are no details on what Apple has increased the prices of the larger storage versions of the iPad Pro. "Thus, the price increase of MLC-based SSDs is outpacing that of TLC-based SSDs".

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Apple sneakily hiked the price of some iPad Pro models, following the iPhone launch event on Tuesday.

Previous reports say Apple's orders to produce the new iPhones caused other manufacturers to place orders for chips well before they needed them, to ensure they would have supplies on hand.

Perhaps Apple is having to pay more for the components for the iPad Pro models and passing that on to the consumer?

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