iOS 7 (App Store teaser 004)

In the next 24 hours, Apple will be making a few changes to price tiers available to iOS developers as a result of fluctuating foreign exchange rates.

The adjustments will affect seven countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Israel, with most of the affected markets set to experience price hikes due to the weak local currency.

The firm has adjusted App Store prices a few times in the past and these changes are no different.

The company has informed registered iOS developers of the retail price changes via an email communiqué today…

To account for changes in foreign exchange rates, retail prices for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac applications on the App Store and Mac App Store will be increased for the following five currencies: the Australian Dollar, Indian Rupee, Indonesian Rupiah, Turkish Lira and South African Rand.

There’s no word how much more customers in Australia, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa will pay for mobile and desktop apps going forward.

Apple also said that retail prices for Israeli New Shekels and some price tiers for the New Zealand Dollar will be decreased. For those wondering, price tiers on the U.S. App Store won’t be changing come tomorrow.

The changes Apple outlined involve paid applications for both iOS and OS X.

“Price adjustments on the App Store are made periodically due to changes in foreign exchange rates,” explains Apple. “Within 24 hours, you will see the new Pricing Matrix in the Rights and Pricing section of Manage Your Apps on iTunes Connect.”

Indeed, Apple, indeed – the firm has changed retail prices several times in the past.

iTunes Connect is a web service developers use to manage their apps, upload their submissions to Apple, change screenshots and app descriptions and more.

  • Our currency is going to be as bad as theirs soon.

  • Could this be an April Fools joke?

    • Frank Anthony

      Nope! This is real sh**t bruh.

  • Frank Anthony

    Why am i not surprise about this news… I already thought bout it that Apple will soon follow suit as currency of several countries re just shooting up without control ;(

  • David Gitman

    Even Israel? Wtf

  • Mohammed Sahib

    All the more reason to stick to the US store.

  • smtp25

    Article says nz is going both up and down?

  • Fırat Çiftçi

    First our Prime Minister, than AppStore. Turkey… 🙁

  • harry bimasakti

    Do i have to download illegal songs again??

  • Chris

    Australia already pays almost double for any app from the app store, now they are going to raise it again??

  • Sekelani

    Great, let’s hope the prices aren’t ludacris

  • djaloe

    Ah. man…. Even Indonesia? WTH.

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