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Apple to raise App Store prices in Japan today

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Apple to raise App Store prices in Japan today
For those Japanese iOS owners who have a yen for buying paid apps (pun intended), it actually is the volatility of the Yen that is forcing Apple to raise the price of these apps in Japan starting today. Apple monitors the forex market, looking to even out dramatic moves amongst currencies. While Apple did not specify the size of the increase, developers can view the new Pricing Matrix on iTunes connect. Paid Applications contracts will be able to be viewed on iTunes connect after the new pricing structure is announced.

As a guide, we can look back at last October when Apple raised the price of an app costing $1 US in the App Store from €0.79, to €0.89. The year before, low priced apps in the U.K. received a rate hike of £0.59 to £0.69, while more expensive titles saw their price rise by over £2. The rate hike will take place in the Japanese App Store only.

Apple alerts Japanese developers to rate hikes for paid apps in Japan

Apple alerts Japanese developers to rate hikes for paid apps in Japan


source: AppleInsider

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 02:41 7

1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Typically Apple: Ripping customers off.
As if the price of an iDevice wasn't bad enough.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 03:57 2

3. cc3493 (Posts: 155; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


People still buy it so you cant just blame Apple, i mean they are a business and their job is to get as much profit as they can

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 03:23 1

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


While Apple products popularity is falling, Apple started to raise prices in App Store. Looks like a stupid tactic.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 15:53

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Gouging is also innovation.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 12:21

5. ZeroCide (Posts: 698; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


This is Applevation

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