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Strengthening dollar prompts Apple to increase prices in Europe, Canada

Apple raised prices in a number of overseas markets on Tuesday, a move precipitated by the U.S. dollar's continued rebound and designed to minimize the effect of foreign exchange headwinds.




Prices in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and other European Union nations increased by as much as €600 ($669). Canadian consumers will see prices rise up to CA$400 ($327), depending on the product in question.

Buyers of the high-end Mac Pro will feel the brunt of the price hikes, though entry-level products have also been affected. The base Mac Mini has jumped by €50 to €569, for instance.

Tuesday's moves come just over two months after the last round of increases, and on the same day that Apple cut prices on its iMac with Retina 5K display.

In January, Apple raised minimum App Store prices to CA$1.19 in Canada, £0.79 ($1.23) in the UK, and €0.99 in the EU. Those changes were designed to counter foreign exchange swings as well as localized value-added tax charges.