Apple appears to have marked up asking prices for games and apps in its App Store in the UK. The lowest price you’d normally expect to fork out for a paid app was a humble 59p – this has now risen to a princely 69p.
It’s not just the cheapest apps either; we noticed that Gameloft’s swashbuckling BackStab now costs £4.99, a whole piece of eight up from the original £3.99.
CoPilot Live Premium, which launched earlier this week, is now priced at £17.48 up from the original £14.99.
The iPhone Blog, where we first heard about this, says that the price rises are due to exchange rates with the US dollar. This could be a knock on effect of the current financial situation in the US, or maybe not – we’re not financial experts.
We’ve contacted Apple for further information on what’s happening and are waiting to hear back.