The prices of both apps and in-app purchases on Apple App store will increase.
Apple announced that App Store users in Canada, Singapore, Russia, South Africa, New Zealand, Israel, and Mexico will be affected by the price increase.
This is due to the weaker rand, which has declined significantly against the US Dollar in recent weeks.
Duncan McLeod, Editor of TechCentral says consumers might have to consider buying cheaper phones.
Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:
The rand depreciated for about 30% and it had a direct impact on imported electronics— Duncan McLeod, Editor of TechCentral
If you were paying R10 000 for an iPhone in the last year, you going to be paying R13 000 for it now— Duncan McLeod, Editor of TechCentral
If you are thinking of upgrading your electronics the time to do it is now because a lot of these electronics have already been imported prior to the Rand getting weaker— Duncan McLeod, Editor of TechCentral