If you live in the UK and were planning on picking up Apple's Final Cut Pro X, dithering has just cost you £20.
Apple has tweaked its international prices for iOS and Mac apps, hitting UK consumers with a surprise price hike.
The move is intended to bring international prices in line with those in the US after exchange rate fluctuations. "We made some minor pricing adjustments due to changes in foreign exchange rates and local tax laws,” an Apple spokesman said.
The cheapest app bracket has been bumped from £0.59 to £0.69 in the UK, while a top-end app at £599 yesterday now costs £699. Prices in the Australian, Swiss and Japanese stores were decreased, while Mexico and Norway also saw increases.
The unannounced price change has surprised some app makers - including Apple itself, which is still advertising Final Cut Pro X at £179 on its UK website despite the software now costing £199.
Developers don't set the actual price of their apps or games, but choose a price range which Apple is able to adjust.
The pricing changes are limited to Apple's software stores and won't affect hardware, an Apple spokesperson told Cnet.
This article originally appeared at pcpro.co.uk