We did bring you word last week on how the constantly weakening Russian ruble has resulted in constant adjustments in the Apple Store in that part of the world – which led to a shut down of its services. It looks like things have stabilized somewhat, with Apple finally opening up its Apple Store in Russia again, although they have made some rather sharp upward adjustments to the pricing of its wares. For instance, the 16GB iPhone 6 is now 35% more expensive than ever before, being priced at 53,990 rubles ($956 USD) – where just last week, this bad boy was going for 39,990 rubles.
The entire year of 2014 saw the Russian ruble declined by a whopping 70% against the US dollar, which is a surefire sign that the country happens to be in the midst of an economic crisis. Would the increase in price for its hardware see Apple inadvertently price itself out of the market? Perhaps, but only time will tell, as with all of the other speculations that are going around at the moment. One thing’s for sure, if you were to go for a holiday in Russia right now, it might be a whole lot cheaper than ever before, due to the strength of the greenback at the moment.