iPhone 6S Australia App Store Price Hike, Falling Dollar to Blame

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iPhone 6S users in Australia may feel the pinch of the falling dollar prices, as the apps of the Apple App Store may cost a tad bit more.

A statement published by iClarified from Apple notified the developers of the hike in prices for countries including Australia, Indonesia and Sweden.

According to the report on the site, the app prices will be hiked in the next 36 hours in the three countries.

The price rise will also impact the “auto-renewable in-app purchase subscriptions.”

Reportedly, the subscriptions will not be hampered and the Cupertino company will notify the customers of the price hike.

So to put it right, the apps on the Apple App Store, which stood at a price of $1.29, will be raised to $1.49, as shared by

The statement revealed, “Although we’re changing the prices for auto-renewable In-App Purchase subscriptions, we won’t interrupt them. We’ll send an email to your subscribers in Australia, Indonesia, and Sweden shortly before their existing subscription renews to let them know of the price increase. The email also includes a link to allow customers to turn their subscription off.”

As noted by 9to5 Mac, much to the delight of Apple iPhone users, the company is also looking to roll-out a low-price tier which will give the developers liberty to price their apps at 99 cents.

As mentioned in the statement, “In addition, we’re adding two new low-price tiers, Alternate Tier A and Alternate Tier B, for the Australian App Store. We’ll automatically update the prices for existing apps and In-App Purchases that already use the Alternate Tier A and Alternate Tier B price tiers.”

9to5 Mac shares that the price drop may help developers to attract more buyers and thereby cover-up on the “lost revenue per purchase,” owing to the increase in sales.

Apple fans can keep coming back for more information on the price rise, once the changes kick-in.

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