Apple has raised iPad and iPod prices in Japan, placing the blame on the weak yen. As reported by Japan’s NHK, the iPad and iPod are the only devices that have received the quiet price jump.
AppleInsider compared cached versions of the Apple’s Japanese online store and found the 16 GB iPad selling for 49,800 yen, vs. 42,800 yen from last April. As of this writing, that reflects a change of approximately $70 difference. Similarly, the iPad mini is selling for 32,800 yen vs. 28,800 yen last April.
Apple spokesman Takashi Takabayashi told Bloomberg, “We made some pricing adjustments due to changes in foreign exchange rates.”