Apple has notified developers that App Store prices in Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and South Africa are increasing.
Customers in these regions will see prices for apps and in-app purchases rise within the next 72 hours.
In Canada, for example, Tier 1 pricing will increase to $1.39, a 20-cent rise over current $1.19 pricing. That means a $1 app on the U.S. App Store will now sell for $1.39 on the Canadian App Store.
There’s also a PDF document showing the new price tiers for the rest of the regions. If you’ve got iTunes credit in any of these areas, it’s probably a good idea to spend it now as you’re going to get significantly less bang for your buck inside of a few days. Before getting too worked up about this, realize anger in Apple’s direction is misplaced- They’re just reacting to the often confusing world of international currency exchanges.