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[Sydney Morning Herald] Apple to raise app prices (In Australia) by up to 30 per cent

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A price increase was foreshadowed by Fairfax Media on Tuesday, and has been followed up with the release of updated pricing tables to Apple software developers who provided Fairfax with the details before Apple began rolling it out on Wednesday evening. On Tuesday Apple did not say what the increase would be.
Apps now costing 99 cents will cost consumers $1.29 after the change is implemented.
The change also applies to other pricing tiers. Apps that cost $1.99 before the increase will rise to $2.49 (a 25 per cent increase); $2.99 apps will cost $3.79 (a 26 per cent increase); and $4.49 apps will cost $4.99 (an 11 per cent increase).

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Their excuse is what I love the most.
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The change comes after a year of currency fluctuations. As of 5.58pm on Wednesday, the Australian dollar was fetching 92 US cents.

We're going to raise prices based on currency fluctuations.

I'm curious what @steelbom thinks.


EDIT --- To be clear the price increase is only for Australia.
Edited by Darkpriest667 - 4/2/14 at 11:11am
 
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So, in Australia?
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I love it. Just shows that Apple has no clue how to retain their revenue.
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Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter View Post

So, in Australia?


Yeah, sorry about that, I reread the article and just realized that, like most media sources, they don't really clearly indicate that it's Australia only it's just assumed if you read the Sydney Herald you're Australian. Half my family lives there so I do read their news fairly regularly.
 
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May want to indicate that in the title, otherwise there will be a ton of confusion.
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Originally Posted by Mand12 View Post

May want to indicate that in the title, otherwise there will be a ton of confusion.


I believe that violates the rules on posting news on OCN. You cannot modify the title from the original without a Moderator's permission. MODS?


EDIT -- after reading the rules I don't see any ban on me editing the title slightly to be more accurate.


Thanks @Mand12
Edited by Darkpriest667 - 4/2/14 at 11:10am
 
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Don't EVERY company shaft Australia when it comes to prices?
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Don't EVERY company shaft Australia when it comes to prices?

Pretty much. Can't remember the last time I paid for a game in AUD, its cheaper for me to convert to USD and buy from US game retailers and that includes the banks transaction rates plus a 3% conversion fee of the AUD total. Right now I get $0.88 USD per $1 AUD.
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Lol poor australia. Seems like you guys pay more for every thing. You even have the worst bugs on earth on top of that.
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And now I am glad I don't own a single apple device, nor do I make use of iTunes after a brief test many years ago.
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