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Apple Secretly Increases iPad Pro Price in India & Discontinues RED iPhone 7

iPad Pro prices India

Apple’s gala launch on Tuesday for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X seems to have missed out on certain unpleasant announcements for the Apple devotees. The company had silently increased the prices of iPad Pro models and also discontinued (Product) Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models.

iPad Pro

iPad Pro price India

There has been a major price hike of select iPad Pro variants in India (and in the US) by as much as Rs. 6,000. Apple India is already facing a lot of criticism for unreasonably high prices of the new iPhone models in India, and this move isn’t going to help their cause either.

It must be noted that the price rise is not applicable on the 64GB variants in both 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch models. Here’s how the new iPad Pro price list looks like in India:

iPad Pro (12.9 inch), Wi-Fi only, 64GB

Price: Rs. 63,500 (no price change)

iPad Pro (12.9 inch), Wi-Fi only, 256GB

Now: Rs. 76,200

Before: Rs. 70,900

iPad Pro (12.9 inch), Wi-Fi only , 512GB

Now: Rs. 93,200

Before: Rs. 86,400

iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular model, 64GB

Price: Rs. 74,100 (no price change)

iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular model, 256GB

Now: Rs. 86,800

Before: Rs. 81,400

iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular model, 512GB

Now: Rs. 103,800

Before: Rs. 97,000

iPad Pro (10.5 inch) Wi-Fi only, 64GB

Price: Rs. 50,800 (no price change)

iPad Pro (10.5 inch) Wi-Fi only, 256GB

Now: Rs. 63,500

Before: Rs. 58,300

iPad Pro (10.5 inch) Wi-Fi only, 512GB

Now: Rs. 80,500

Before: Rs. 73,900

iPad Pro (10.5 inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB

Price: Rs. 61,400 (no price change)

iPad Pro (10.5 inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, 256GB

Now: Rs. 74,100

Before: Rs. 68,900

iPad Pro (10.5 inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, 512GB

Now: Rs. 91,900

Before: Rs. 84,500

Initially, it wasn’t clear why this why Apple made this move but industry sources are saying that the reason behind the sudden surge in prices could be due to the increase in the cost of NAND memory.

RED iPhone 7

red iPhone 7 India

Just after it launched three new iPhone models on Tuesday, Apple also removed (Product) Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 models from its website, just six months after the debut of the product. The two devices were released in celebration of more than 10 years of partnership between (Red) and Apple, the proceeds of which were donated to the Global Fund to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

However, to make up to their charity proceedings in Africa, they did introduce 38mm and 42mm Ruby (PRODUCT)RED Apple Watch Classic Buckle bands for $149, (PRODUCT)RED Leather Sleeve for the iPad Pro priced at $129 and also (PRODUCT)RED Apple Pencil Case priced at $29. A share of sales from Apple’s entire (PRODUCT)RED accessory lineup would be donated for the same cause.

The (Product) Red iPhone models are still available on e-commerce sites in India such as Amazon India and Flipkart and if you have been eying them you should probably make up your mind quickly. You never know when it will be gone forever. 

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