Apple Prices in Canada Finally Reach Parity with the U.S.

Prices for Apple goods in Canada have always been higher compared to U.S., but it appears now we have reached parity on a majority of products with our American neighbours.

An example? Canadian pricing for the iPad mini is identical to the U.S., with prices starting at $329. As for the existing iPad 2 and latest 4th generation iPad, prices dropped by $20 compared to just six months ago. As of early this morning, pricing for the iPad 3rd generation and iPad 2 looked like this:

After today’s special event, Apple Canada’s website was updated to reflect new pricing to reflect a $20 price reduction on the iPad 2 and the new 4th gen iPad, to match the USA:

If you take a look at the prices of iMacs, MacBooks and iPods, the prices are exactly the same (except for the Mac Pro, which is $50 higher in Canada). The iPhone is still more expensive in Canada by $50 if you are comparing unlocked pricing. As for accessories? They are still cheaper in the U.S.

Mac prices: Canada on the left, USA on the right:


iPods–they’ve reached price parity too:

This has never been a better time to buy Apple products locally especially with today’s announcement of the iPad mini, 4th gen iPad, Mac mini, and new iMacs. If you want to save even more, buy your goods in Alberta or Oregon to save on tax.

Thanks to @i0livier for contributing to this report.

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