by Brent Dirks
March 31, 2014
Thanks to changes in currency exchange rates, Apple has informed developers that it is raising App Store prices in a number of countries. In an email, Apple said that prices will be increased for the Australian Dollar, Indian Rupee, Indonesian Rupiah, Turkish Lira, and South African Rand. There is better news for App Store fans in New Zealand and Israel. Retail price for the Israeli New Shekel and some price tiers for the New Zealand Dollar will actually decrease. The price adjustments will be taking effect with in the next 24 hours. The updated pricing matrix will appear in the Rights and Pricing section in iTunes Connect. Here’s the complete email sent to developers, via MacRumors: Apple occasionally makes these types of changes on the App Store. Currency exchange rates are not always the reason for changing App Store prices. For example, recently in Britain, research showed that tax changes might see app prices actually decrease starting in 2015. For other news today, see: Three Images Leak Purportedly Showing Apple's 'iPhone 6', The Latest Apple 'iPhone 6' Concept Features A Curved Design, and Apple's iTunes Radio Has Explicit Language Even With Filters Turned On.