Not an April fools joke: iOS apps are going to cost more in India and a few other countries. According to a report, Apple will increase prices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa.
Israel and New Zealand will see prices drop, although Apple did not specifically tell how much of a difference it is going to make.
Apple wrote to developers
Price adjustments on the App Store are made periodically due to changes in foreign exchange rates. Within 24 hours, you will see the new Pricing Matrix in the Rights and Pricing section of Manage Your Apps on iTunes Connect.
Updates to iOS Paid Applications and Mac OS X Paid Applications contracts will be available on the iTunes Connect website. To view all current and outstanding contracts, see Contracts, Tax, and Banking on iTunes Connect.
The Indian Rupee has been recovering for the last few months and is now under Rs 60 against the dollar.
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