The price of apps on Apple’s App Store will rise by up to 30% in Australia from Wednesday afternoon. 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.
Earlier in the week, we brought you word that Apple intends to raise the prices in its iTunes App Store in select regions so that those will be on par with changes in foreign exchange rates. The five affected regions will include Australia, India, Indonesia, Turkey, and South Africa, while Israel and New Zealand will see select price tiers decreased. That day has arrived, in Australia at least, where apps that used to cost A$0.99 on the Australian iTunes App Store will now be 30% more expensive at A$1.29. This particular change has also affected other pricing tiers, where A$1.99 apps are now more expensive at A$2.49 a pop.