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Apple Raising App Store Pricing in Canada and Six Other Markets

Apple today informed developers that App Store price tiers, including in-app purchases, will be rising in Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and South Africa within 72 hours (via The Next Web). In Canada, for example, Tier 1 pricing will increase to $1.39, a 20-cent rise over current $1.19 pricing. That means a $1 app on the U.S. App Store will now sell for $1.39 on the Canadian App Store. Apple has published a PDF document with a complete list of new pricing updates in all seven countries. The price changes are in line with fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates against the U.S. dollar. Apple will email customers with in-app subscriptions in Canada, New Zealand, Mexico and Singapore shortly before their existing subscription renews to inform them about the price increase and the option to cancel their subscription. App Store customers in Russia and South Africa will need to manually resubscribe at the new prices. Israel will not be affected, as Apple does not offer auto-renewal subscriptions in that country. Apple is also expanding its low-price tiers Alternate Tier A and Alternate Tier B to Canada and New Zealand, both valued at 99 cents in local dollars. These tiers are often used for smaller in-app purchases. Last, VAT has dropped from 24% to 20% in Romania, but App Store prices have not changed in the country, meaning that local developers should begin to receive increased proceeds from app and in-app

Apple Watch Launches in Chile, Philippines and South Africa on October 23

Apple has updated its regional websites for Chile, The Philippines and South Africa to indicate the Apple Watch will be available in those countries on October 23. Apple Watch became available for purchase on October 9 in Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg and Poland. The wrist-worn device expands to Brazil and Columbia on October 16 and to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on October 22. April 24: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, US June 26: Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan July 17: The Netherlands, Sweden, and Thailand July 31: New Zealand, Russia, and Turkey September 25: Austria, Denmark, and Ireland October 9: Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, and Poland October 16: Brazil and Colombia October 22: Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates October 23: Chile, Philippines, and South Africa In the Philippines, the Apple Watch Sport starts at ₱ 19,990.00, which is roughly $437 in U.S. dollars as of October 15. Apple Watch prices in Chile and South Africa are not yet listed on the Apple Online Store.