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Apple switches App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 countries

In nine markets, Apple will soon move to using local currencies on the App Store, according to an official notice to developers.

The transition should start in the next few weeks, Apple said. Affected countries include Egypt, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, Tanzania, and Vietnam.

Previously those countries' storefronts showed pricing in U.S. dollars. That could, of course, be potentially confusing for anyone wanting an app or in-app purchase, given exchange rates.

The changeover is expected to be fairly seamless, as Apple noted that any auto-renewing subscriptions will continue automatically.

Apple typically uses local currencies in major markets such as France and the U.K.