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Australia Government Iphone The Almighty Buck Apple

Apple Slashes Australian App Store Prices To Match US 81

An anonymous reader writes "It's been a long time coming, but Apple has finally readjusted the price of apps in Australia to match pricing in the U.S. While they remain more expensive than in the U.S., premium apps have still received a price-cut, with $8.99, $9.99 and $11.99 apps dropping to $8.49, $9.49 and $10.49, respectively. Movies and music, meanwhile, remain unchanged. In recent months, Apple has come under fire from consumer watchdogs, angry customers and even the Australian Government for its local price markups."
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Apple Slashes Australian App Store Prices To Match US

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  • by Apotekaren ( 904220 ) on Thursday July 14, 2011 @06:31AM (#36760562)

    Car analogy time. Well, not an analogy, but a real life example.

    A Cadillac CTS-V Coupé costs between 65,000-70,000USD depending on what goodies you pick out. In the UK, the same car will net you 70,000-73,000 GBP.
    At today's rate, that's 110,000-120,000USD. Almost TWICE the going price in the US.

    Things to take into consideration are the UK VAT of 20%, and whatever anti-pollution taxes are put on such a high performance car. But double up?

    Compare this to how the price tag on European cars is the same or lower in the US, but in USD compared to EUR.

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