Telecommunication giant, Apple, has changed its pricing policy in Nigeria and 8 other countries so that potential purchases made by users of the Apple App Store will be shown in Naira, instead of the U.S Dollar, iDownload reports. The other 8 countries included in this development are Egypt, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Tanzania and Vietnam.
As such, prices of paid downloads on these local App Stores be no more be shown in US dollars but rather, the App Store in these markets will now show prices of apps and In-App Purchases in their domestic currency.
As for developers, they have been sent a mail notifying them of changes in the pricing policy as their proceeds will be changed from US Dollars to the local currency used to purchase their products. “We will automatically assign a respective price for current and future price intervals for your subscriptions to the nearest retail available in the local currencies,” the company notified developers.
For users who already are on auto-renewable subscriptions, their subscriptions for apps in these countries won’t be interrupted as a result of the change but they will receive an email from Apple informing them of the currency change.