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  1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    Apple recently notified developers that price increases will hit the Japanese iOS App Store with the changes meant to offset variations in the dollar-to-Yen exchange rate. The price change is normal for Apple, which periodically updates App Store and at times, retail store pricing in an ongoing effort to bring uniformity across its international businesses in light of the always changing foreign exchange market.

    As seen in the email, the increased retail price will affect Japan only, likely a result of the countryís recent economic woes and continued recovery against the dollar. Apple didnít detail how far it plans to adjust upwards, though it could be similar to a 2011 price jump that affected the UK. At the time, lower-priced apps were bumped from £0.59 to £0.69, while more expensive titles saw changes of over £2.

    The email also notifies developers that the new Pricing Matrix for Japan can be viewed on iTunes Connect, while updates to the Paid Applications contracts will be made available after the price adjustment goes live. The new prices should be rolling out soon.

    Source: Apple via AppleInsider

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2013-10-17 08:38 AM
  2. exNavy's Avatar
    If this is normal then why is it news?
    2013-10-17 08:48 AM
  3. StefyWarner's Avatar
    This is positive news for the Apple fans, There must be a demand for quality stuff. So I guess they have made the correct decision.
    2013-10-17 08:58 AM
  4. kaician's Avatar
    If this is normal then why is it news?
    Because some people live in Japan and are happy to be informed when they are about to start having to pay more.
    2013-10-18 04:57 AM