Apple to raise App Store prices in Japan today

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.

source: AppleInsider



1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

3. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 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

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Gouging is also innovation.

5. ZeroCide

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

This is Applevation

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