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Apple App Store Prices Increase for European Customers

by Killian Bell | October 26, 2012October 26, 2012 5:20 am PST


Apple has this morning hiked its App Store prices for customers located in Europe. Where the lowest price for an app used to be €0.79, it’s now €0.89.

The changes have taken affect in the following countries:

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Luxembourg
  • Hungary
  • Russia
  • Ireland
  • Finland

MacStories notes that the reason for the change is likely to be due to the significant change in exchange rates over the past 12 months, which has left the Euro considerably weaker than it once was. At today’s rate €1 equals just $1.29. This explains why the U.K. App Store, which uses the British Pound, has not seen any change.

In addition to the price increase, Apple has notified developers that new currencies have been added for eight countries, including:

  • Russia: Ruble
  • Turkey: Lira
  • India: Rupee
  • Indonesia: Rupiah
  • Israel: New Shekel
  • Saudi Arabia: Riyal
  • South Africa: Rand
  • UAE: Dirham

These territories previously used the U.S. Dollar in the App Store, but they can now enjoy their own currency.

[Via: MacStories]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...