has today rolled out support within its App Store for eight more
currencies, which includes the Russian Ruble, Turkey’s Lire, India’s
Rupee, Indonesia’s Rupiah, Israel’s New Shekel, Saudi Arabia’s Riyal,
South Africa’s Rand, and United Arab Emirates’ Dirham.
Previously these unsupported currencies would have had to
make payments in US dollars rather than their local currency, download
free applications or jailbreak their devices to acquire apps by illegal
With the addition of the new support currencies within the Apple App Store, developers will now be able to create and benefit from localised apps created for the specific countries listed.
Apple also explained that payment reports via recently updated iTunes Connect
will now also include individual reports from the eight new currencies.
With the month of October being split into two, for before and after
the change from US dollars to the new eight currencies.
Source: Tech Crunch