Apple to Raise App Store Prices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Turkey, and South Africa

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has plans to increase App Store retail prices for several countries over the next 24 hours, citing changes in foreign exchange rates. Prices will go up for the Australian Dollar, Indian Rupee, Indonesian Rupiah, Turkish Lira and South African Rand.

    Retail prices for Israeli New Shekels and some pricing tiers for the New Zealand Dollar will be decreased, however.

    According to an email sent out to developers, the new pricing will go into effect within 24 hours. Apple has done price adjustments on App Store and iTunes rates several times in the past, in order to compensate for changes in foreign exchange rates.

    (Thanks, Patrick!)

    Article Link: Apple to Raise App Store Prices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Turkey, and South Africa
  2. macrumors 65816

    Aug 28, 2013
    While price rises are never welcome, these will only be modest increases and it's reasonable for Apple to pass these onto consumers in these markets with weak currencies. I support this move.
  3. macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Agreed, I have a feeling someone will come in and say that Apple should absorb those costs because they have zillions of dollars!
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2014
    Even when the Aussie dollar was above parity with the US dollar the Aussie prices on the App Store were 20-30% higher than the US
  5. macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2014
    Sarf London
    'To account for changes in foreign exchange rates whilst maintaining the foreigners' tax'

  6. macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
    As a New Zealander, I like this.

    Although it's currently April 1 here, so I'm just waiting till tomorrow... :)
  7. macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2007
    Hey Apple, the euro is at 1.39. Time to move tier 1 back to 0.79ct!
  8. macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    I wouldnt be too smug about it, the South Pacific Peso (NZD) will be back on its way down soon enough :p


    Thats because you have a history of supporting everything and anything Apple do.

    The Canadian dollar has fallen just as much as the Australian dollar....why arent they getting a price adjustment?
  9. macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Down Under
    The Aussie prices have only changed once, and that was back in 2011 when the prices were brought down because of the strong Aussie Dollar. Whilst we were greater than parity for a while, the prices on the store were not 20-30% higher, they were at most 11% higher, with it on average 6% higher e.g.:

    US Australia
    0.99 0.99
    1.99 1.99
    2.99 2.99
    3.99 4.49
    4.99 5.49
    5.99 6.49
    6.99 7.49
    7.99 8.49
    8.99 9.49
    9.99 10.49
    10.99 11.49
    11.99 12.99
    12.99 13.99
    13.99 14.99
    14.99 15.99
    15.99 16.99
    16.99 17.99
    17.99 18.99
    18.99 19.99
    19.99 20.99
    20.99 21.99
    21.99 22.99
    22.99 23.99
    23.99 24.99
    24.99 25.99
    25.99 26.99
    26.99 27.99
    27.99 29.99
    28.99 30.99
    29.99 31.99
  10. macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    Apple should leave it up to developers to choose the base tier.
  11. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
  12. macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2014
    Weak currencies? The Australian currency is not classified as weak and is one of the top seven traded currencies in the world. There is currently only 8 cent difference between the USD and the AUD. Which is already reflected in the price differences.

    I didn't see Australian App Store prices change during the years when the AUD was on par with the USD when they were going the their huge economical slump.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2010
    New Zealand
    The great thing about living in New Zealand is we don't have arrogant ockers.

    "The term "ocker" is used both as a noun and adjective for an Australian who speaks and acts in an uncultured manner"
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    That sucks for them but there isn't much they could do about it
  15. macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    Christ, you were almost funny.

    Shame the value of $US is the thing that is tanking against most currencies.

    Pass it on? Apple's costs aren't increasing.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Choice eh bro!! I wouldn't be proclaiming New Zealand as any less bogan than Australia and trust me, the bogan culture is alive and well in this country too.
  17. macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    You might not have ockers but you do have all those lovely woolly sheep to keep you "company" on those cold winters nights. :D
  18. macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2007

    They pushed up the South African prices by 40% overnight.
  19. macrumors G5


    Nov 25, 2005
    Which means US developers still get fewer dollars from a sale to South Africa than three years ago.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Good to know the world revolves around the US....jeesh.

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