New iPad Air, Retina iPad mini Prices Cost $20 More in Canada


Apple announced the new iPad Air and Retina iPad mini this morning. The prices shown now reflect $20 more in Canada versus the USA. Check them out below:

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iPad mini with Retina display prices:

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Note the iPad mini with Retina gains a 128GB capacity.

This increase in pricing doesn’t come as a surprise considering the differences we saw again with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Despite last year’s iPad and iPad mini price parity between Canada and the USA, things have changed. The iPad 2 does remain at the same price as the USA though at $399. Thoughts on the price differences?


  • Magrat22

    Isn’t 128gb a new size? Why wasn’t this mentioned in the keynote.

  • Peter
  • That is new for the iPad mini with Retina.

  • Jgoon

    $420 for Retina iPad Mini is really high when you compare to Nexus 7 2013 at $250. Great product but price difference is quite noticeable now.

  • Even when you compare it to the Kindle Fire HDX. But then again it comes down to build quality and ecosystem. Your pick.

  • Magrat22

    Wow, sorry obviously I’ve been living under a rock! :/

  • Magrat22

    Thanks, didn’t realize this has been out awhile.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    ill keep my current mini… cuz you know touch id is gonna be thrown in next year

  • holly

    That’s my thought as well. Was considering going from the mini to full size, but not without touch id.

  • nightfly

    Still debating whether to upgrade or not? It all depends on what I can get for my old iPad mini. Touch Id would be nice but is not a deal breaker. Hearing rumour that the first generation retina display on the mini could have problems and that is why there is already a delay to mid November. Lots to think about before buying or not.

  • The $20 isn’t that big a deal to me. It would cost me that much to get to the US and back anyway. Throw in the unfavourable banking exchange rates and it’s just not worth the trouble to cross the border on this one.

    I’m moving from an iPad 2 to the iPad Mini w/ Retina though. Time to for a change after 2.5 years.

  • OliChabot

    Wasnt the iPad Mini 329$ last year ? So the price dropped 10$ for a year-old product ? weird… My iPad 2 is due for a change, but still not sure if I’m getting iPad Air or iPad Mini, 32GB Wi-Fi only for sure. Would have taken an iPad Mini if the price would have matched last year’s, but now…

  • Sigh… they are NOT $20 more expensive, they’re PRACTICALLY THE SAME PRICE.

    You can’t compare two different currencies on par with each other. It’s like comparing the average person’s height in US and Canada, and saying that because Canadians have an average height of 1.75m and Americans have an average height of 5.83 feet (5’10”), that Americans are 4.08 metres taller than on average. That’s obviously not true. You’re not converting the units.

    The difference from the parity last year is because our dollar was roughly on par last year. It’s not anymore. What’s so hard to understand about this?

  • Hammer66

    Price difference is not a deal-breaker for me. Having to use iOs 7, unfortunately, is. Will stick with my 64GB iPad 4 for now. Will get 128 GB iPad Air when it can be jailbroken or when I can load my iOs 6.1.3 backup on a new unit. Loaded iOs 7 on my kids’ iPad 2 – what a disaster!

  • Mary

    The currencies are definitively different. Prices are closer to each other making the conversion. However, taxes make a difference. It’s not the same adding 14% of taxes in some Canadian provinces than the 6% of some US states. And if it’s a person who anyway has to travel very often to the States, then it’s convenient to buy it in US.