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Apple is raising App Store app prices – are you affected?

You could soon be paying more for your iPhone apps, depending on where you live.

Apple plans to increase the price of apps in select territories, according to a new report.

A note to developers – revealed by iMore – sees Apple pegging price hikes for the following locations:

  • Canada
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa

According to Apple, subscriptions won’t be affected in Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, or Singapore.

Users in Russia or South Africa, however, will be nudged to resubscribe at a new price.

Apple explains the reason for the change as follows:

“When foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store.”

It’s not clear exactly how much prices will increase.

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Apple last increased the price of apps and games for iPhone and iPad on the iOS App Store in the UK in January last year.

The hike affected the minimum price for apps, effecting a rise from £0.69 to £0.79.

Prior to that, the first rise came in the summer of 2011, bringing the price up from £0.59 to £0.69.

Are you affected by the new price change? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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