Apple unveiled the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones at the launch event held in the newly inaugurated Steve Jobs Theater on 12 September. While the spotlight was firmly set upon the new iPhone X, very few noticed the fact that Apple has quietly raised prices of some iPad Pro models by $50 in the US.
9to5Mac reported that the 256 GB iPad Pro 10.5 has increased in price from $749 to $799, while the 512GB variant has been priced at $999 from its original price of $949. The iPad Pro 12.9 has seen an increase from $899 to $949 and its 512 GB variant saw an increase from $1,099 to $1,149. The 64 GB models on these iPads are currently at the same cost.
When 9to5Mac asked about this sudden increase in ipad prices sources inside Apple told that this is happening due to a NAND chip supply shortage as a large amount of these chips were used in the production of iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It remains unclear whether other Apple devices will receive a similar price hike because of this supply shortage.
The Apple iPhone X is the first Apple smartphone to feature an edge-to-edge display, which is being called the Super Retina Display. It makes use of an OLED panel. It is a 5.8-inch display with a 2436 x 1125 pixel resolution which puts the pixel density at 458 PPI. The HDR display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision standards and it is a True Tone display, that is also present on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus that were also announced alongside the iPhone X.