Consumer champ asks Apple: 'Why does 16GB of extra iPad storage cost £80?'

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According to the popular consumer team Which? the similarity Apple and Google most likely pay around ₤ 5.95 per 16GB of storage they put in their iPad and Nexus tablets.

So with that in mind, the team is aiming to get to the bottom of why the consumer price jump from 16GB to 32GB designs of top tablets is so steep, it can practically be classed as vertical.

Just as we kept in mind greatly in our comprehensive iPad Air testimonial, Which? mention that the 32GB iPad mini is ₤ 80 dearer than the 16GB design, while Google asks for ₤ 70 even more for the storage bump on the Nexus 10.

However, the same bump on the brand-new Nexus 7 is just ₤ 40, like Amazon, and Which? is also disturbed with Samsung for just making 10GB of the Galaxy Tab 3’s 16GB of storage available to users.

Raw deal

While Which? conducts its probe, the team is suggesting prospective tablet buyers to select models where they can boost storage themselves through much-cheaper microSD slots.

‘With tablets in demand this Christmas, purchasers will be shocked to find exactly what a raw offer they are getting on built-in memory,’ Which? editor Richard Headland informed The Inquirer website.

‘If you desire the very best value storage, then purchase a tablet with a SD or microSD slot and add a memory card for a portion of the cost.’

We have long pressed this point of external storage being less costly to purchase than updating an internal ability – if the project reveals that those additional GB are coming at expensive a premium, then everybody might conserve some cash.

We can’t envision the tech giants being too honest on this front, due to the fact that you know, it’s Apple, Google and Samsung and they such as money a lot, however we want Which? well in its undertakings as the out of proportion cost of greater storage designs has ticked tech fans off for long enough.