In the middle of all the excitement surrounding the official release of Apple's new iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K, the company secretly increased the price of the iPad Pro (256GB and 512GB variants). Several industry observers were puzzled by the price hike.

According to The Verge, when the Cupertino based tech titan concluded its iPhone event, the Apple Store bumped up the prices of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 10.5-inch iPad Pro by $50. The 256GB model of the iPad Pro costs $799 (previously $749), while the 512GB variant now has a $999 (previously $949) price tag.

Fortunately, not all retail outlets have updated the new prices of the Apple iPad Pros in their systems, but Best Buy has already updated the prices of the devices.

Newly-priced tablets without new features and improvements

Apple usually refresh and then adjust the prices of their devices, but the newly-priced iPad Pros were not given any new features and improvements. Apple has yet to spell out the reason for the price increase, but MacRumors pointed out that one of the main reasons could be the memory’s increased costs, which was implied earlier this year by Apple CFO Luca Maestri during the second quarter earnings of the company. Meanwhile, the Verge claimed that there is a shortage of NAND flash memory chips.

However, the decision of the company to bump up the iPad Pro’s price without a feature update is unusual for the tech firm. Also, the company’s quietness on the issue has many people wondering what might have caused the price increase.

Whatever the tech company’s reason, several Apple enthusiasts were disappointed to see a device quietly increase in price months after its release.

If a person is looking for an iPad Pro tablet, it is advisable to shop online and try to search for a retailer that has not yet increased the price of the iPad Pros.

Specs of the tablet

The iPad Pro is powered by the company’s 64-bit ARM-based A10X Fusion processor, paired with a 4GB of RAM. The chipset consists 12-core GPU and a 6-core CPU, which is 30 percent faster compared to its predecessor.

The processor also has a 40 percent faster graphical performance. The powerful iOS tablet features a 2224 x 1668 pixel resolution and thin bezels.

Camera features

On the camera front, the tablet comes along with a 12MP rear camera with optical image stabilizer, which could allow users to capture a 4K resolution video.