Apple Decreases Pricing of Apps on the Indian App Store As it Adjusts Pricing for Several Countries

App Store India Pricing January 2018

Apple has adjusted the App Store pricing for several countries this week to account for foreign exchange rate fluctuations and tax changes. App Store developers were notified of this change via an email earlier this week, as reported by 9to5Mac. Apple periodically adjusts the pricing on the App Store to account for these changes and the last major change for pricing of apps for Apple customers in India happened in January 2017 when Apple increased the pricing of apps on the App Store for India by around 25% to 32%.

App Store Pricing Adjustment for India

According to the email that Apple sent out to developers, the pricing for apps in India will decrease.

India: Prices will decrease for apps and in-app purchases (including auto-renewable subscriptions)

As a consumer, it’s obvious to get excited upon reading that, but wait till you hear the new pricing that is now live on the App Store. The pricing of apps on App Store India has been reduced by Rs. 1. That’s right, apps will cost less by a whole Rupee going forward.

Here are the top pricing tiers now active on the App Store:

App Store India Pricing January 2018

App Store India Pricing January 2018

I’m not really sure why Apple decided to make this minor change to the pricing. I’m hoping that this ₹1 discount is just cosmetic — such that the pricing appears in line with the standard xx.99 way and that the change announced in the email is rolling out in the coming days with a notable change in the pricing.

What do you think about this change? Let me know your thoughts on Twitter @preshit or @nuclearbits.

[h/t @macpeercom]

Apple Slashes Prices of iMac & Mac mini in India

After introducing a new, cheaper iMac yesterday, Apple has also gone ahead and slashed the prices of iMac, Mac mini and Apple TV in India, according to NDTV Gadgets.

Apple had last raised the prices when it introduced the new iMac line-up back in September 2013. Here are the updated prices:

Prices of Macs in India (Updated June 19th, 2014)

ModelOld PriceNew PriceEffective Price Cut
iMac - 21.5", 2.7GHz99,90092,9007,000
iMac - 21.5", 2.9GHz1,14,9001,06,9008,000
iMac - 27", 3.2GHz1,39,9001,27,90012,000
iMac - 27", 3.4GHz1,54,9001,42,90012,000
Mac mini - Base Model44,90042,9002,000
Mac mini - 2nd Model58,90056,9002,000
Mac mini - OS X Server Model72,90070,9002,000
Apple TV8,4007,500900
All prices in INR

New MacBook Air Pricing in India

Apple today has refreshed their MacBook Air lineup with the latest generation Intel’s Haswell processors. With this refresh, all the MacBook Air models have receive just a minor, 0.1GHz speed bump while other specifications remain the same. The price of the MacBook Air has also been reduced by $100 and the base model now begins at $899 only.

The MacBook Air, available in 11-inch and 13-inch models with 128GB and 256GB options, previously shipped with a 1.3GHz Core i5 processor (with Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz). With today’s update, they have now been updated with a 1.4GHz Core i5 processor (with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz). Surprisingly, the built to order option also stays unchanged with a 1.7GHz Core i7 (with Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz).

Apple has updated the pricing for MacBook Air in India, with each model receiving only a ₹2000 price cut. The following table shows the pricing for each MacBook Air model in India.

MacBook Air ModelOld PriceNew Price
11-inch: 128GB₹67,900₹65,900
11-inch: 256GB₹81,900₹79,900
13-inch: 128GB₹74,900₹72,900
13-inch: 256GB₹88,900₹86,900