Australian consumers had long paid a premium for Apps, regularly paying higher prices than their American counterparts, despite a stronger local dollar.
But now, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, App prices have been reduced by up to 25 percent, putting them in line with the US store.
The lowest pricing tier was previously $1.19, but now matches the US price of $0.99, a reduction of 17 percent.
At this stage, however, the price reduction only applies to apps. Books, music and Apple hardware continues to retail at a higher price locally than it does overseas, despite the Australian dollar’s high valuation.
The price slash comes after lengthy and vocal criticism from Australian Apple users, and more recently that of Federal Labor MP, Ed Husic, who spoke against the company’s pricing plan in Parliament.
“Congrats to them for starting to be responsive on this issue and lets see what else happens with some of their other prices,” he said.