Cost of top tech is on the rise
THE price of personal technology is skyrocketing in Australia, with laptops, tablets, smartphones and smart watches commanding hundreds of dollars more as the busy Christmas buying season approaches.
In several cases, price rises will see Aussie buyers spending more than 45 per cent above what they paid earlier this year.
And while advanced features and a falling Australian dollar were blamed for some of the mounting costs, technology experts say consumers should brace for high-tech prices to keep claiming an even bigger chunk of “the household budget” in future, warning them to be wary of racking up big credit debts.
The biggest price rise was recorded by Apple’s new iPad Pro, with the cost of its top model up 51 per cent this year.
Google was alone in cutting a phone price, with its Pixel 3 XL costing 3 per cent less.