Apple hikes Mac prices in 7 countries


Apple has increased its prices on Macs in seven countries this week in response to the changing values of foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar. Customers in affected regions will now have to pay more for the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro.

The full list of countries affected includes:

The increases vary by country, but they’re pretty significant across the board. In New Zealand, for instance, the MacBook Air lineup now ranges from NZ$1,599 to NZ$2,199 — up from NZ$1,399 to NZ$1,799. The Mac mini now starts at NZ$899 — up from NZ$749.

One of the biggest increases affects the 12-inch MacBook, which now starts at NZ$2,399 — NZ$400 more than its original price tag of NZ$1,999.

In Norway, those buying a Retina MacBook Pro will find prices now start at kr 14 990,00 — up from kr 12 590,00. In Brazil, the MacBook Air lineup now costs between R$8.499,00 and R$11.499,00 — up from R$5.899,00 to R$7.699,00.

This price hike comes just days after Apple increased App Store prices in several regions. The company often adjusts international pricing to accommodate changes in the exchange rate, which are obviously beyond its control.

[via MacRumors]

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