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    has* EXCUSE THE TYPO.

    http://arstechnica.co.uk/apple/2016/...e-ipad-prices/

    They're saying it's the brexit but this article was from earlier in the month so I'm wondering if anything is confirmed as to why the prices went up? I was looking into buying an iPad with student discount and it was £474, now £522 with student discount.
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    A lot of tech companies have increased the prices of their products do to Brexit's effect on the pound. Since Apple released new products and updated other lines it was easiest for them to slip it in now instead of at the end of the 6s product cycle, it would stop people from buying as much remaining stock as possible
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    There's been no official reason given since the price change, but Brexit weakening the pound is the most likely cause as lots of sources have theorised. So yeah, one more thing to thank Brexit voters for :yy:
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    I got mine for £469 without a student discount
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    People blaming it on Brexit haha. If that's what Apple says is the reason it not - it's just an excuse for their shameless money grabbing techniques. Apple periodically puts up the price of its products simply because it has the power and market share to do so.
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    has* EXCUSE THE TYPO.

    http://arstechnica.co.uk/apple/2016/...e-ipad-prices/

    They're saying it's the brexit but this article was from earlier in the month so I'm wondering if anything is confirmed as to why the prices went up? I was looking into buying an iPad with student discount and it was £474, now £522 with student discount.
    Not saying they havent used other reasons, but £ to $ exchange rate
    Ipads priced in $.
    Was $1.50 at Brexit and is now $1.30 so goods become more expensive.

    Not saying they havent used it as an excuse but most IT hardware has risen in price for the above reasons. Its quite price sensitive and prices change quickly.
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    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    I got mine for £469 without a student discount
    I noticed John Lewis had it up for this price (iPad Pro, 9.7") and now it's back up again!
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    (Original post by Captivated)
    I noticed John Lewis had it up for this price (iPad Pro, 9.7") and now it's back up again!
    That's the one, they still charged me 5p for a carrier bag!
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    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    That's the one, they still charged me 5p for a carrier bag!
    Lucky you for getting it cheaper though. Here's me thinking 'if I wait, they'll release another iPad and mine will become cheaper!1111'
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    It is very strange..
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    (Original post by ed98)
    People blaming it on Brexit haha. If that's what Apple says is the reason it not - it's just an excuse for their shameless money grabbing techniques. Apple periodically puts up the price of its products simply because it has the power and market share to do so.
    Any examples you care to share? Because to my knowledge Apple haven't made such a substantial price increase on any pre-existing product since the launch of the first iPhone.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Any examples you care to share? Because to my knowledge Apple haven't made such a substantial price increase on any pre-existing product since the launch of the first iPhone.
    The iPhone did go up in price when they launched the 5c, if I remember correctly.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    The iPhone did go up in price when they launched the 5c, if I remember correctly.
    The 5C was released alongside the 5S if memory serves, price increases for a new generation device aren't unprecedented from any company.
 
 
 
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