What kind of currency is listed in in-App purchase?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, I asked Apple iTune store if the price listed in in-App purchase is in US$ or in local currency. The reason I asked is that the price for the Pro version of a software listed in AppStore is a bit higher than the one listed inside the app (so called upgrade cost). Both Apple and the developer are not sure. I asked Apple but they told me to ask the developer. Similar, the developer told me to ask Apple.

    Anybody knows?
  2. Garsun macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2009
    Here in the US the in app purchases have a $ symbol in front of the number indicating US dollars.
    For example: “Remove Ads $0.99”
    Does yours show something else?
  3. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    AFAIK, it's the local currency for the Apple Store to which you are connected/logged in - which could be different from the local currency for your physical location. For example, if you're logged into the US store but traveling in Spain, it would show USD... if you were logged into the Spain store and traveling to the US, it would show euros.
  4. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Yes but I am now in Canada for short stay. They don't distinguish between US$ and CAD$ sign. For example, in App Store, the price is $10.99 and in app purchase is $9.99. Apple told me the the prices listed in App Store are in local currency which in this case Canadian dollars. However, they are not sure about in app purchases.

    The difference is small in this case but it is good to know for future reference.

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