Price rises to hit Apple’s SA App Store today

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There isn’t much that one can do about rising international exchange rates, but when it starts to impact your pocket, one usually takes notice.

South African Apple users are about to face just that, as Apple said in a memo to developers that prices for apps in the South African, South Korean, Mexican, and Turkish App Store are about to increase in the next couple of hours.

According to Apple Insider, the memo read that “We sometimes need to update prices on the App Store whenever taxes or foreign rates change. Within the next 36 hours, prices will increase in the following App Stores territories: South Africa, South Korea, Mexico, and Turkey.”

It also explained that customers with auto-renewable subscriptions on the South African store will need to resubscribe.

“We will send an email to your subscribers in these territories shortly before their subscription renews to let them know that the price of their existing subscription will increase.

Apple also revealed that it will be introducing two new price tiers in South Africa.

“In addition, we’re also adding two new low-price tiers, Alternate Tier A and Alternate Tier B, for the… (various markets). We’ll update the process for existing apps and In-App Purchases that already use the Alternate Tier A and Alternate Tier B price tiers on the Chinese App store.”

Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.