Apple Raises iPad and iPod Pricing in Japan On Weakening Yen
The 64GB iPad is now at 69,800 yen compared to 58,800 yen just days ago (about $691/$583), and the 128GB version is up to 79,800 yen from 66,800 yen ($791/$662). Prices for iPad minis and some iPods shot up 8,000 yen ($79) and 6,000 yen ($60), respectively.
Reuters says that exchange rate has dropped to 100.92 yen to one U.S. dollar, but if you poke around on sites with exchange rate calculators, including Google, some say the rate is even worse than that. The jump in prices can’t be encouraging for Japanese consumers.