Apple TV+ in South Africa has undergone a massive 47% price hike, jumping from R84.99 per month to R124.99 per month.
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That represents a R480 increase over the course of a 12-month period.
This follows a $2 price increase in the United States which has been applied to South Africa too.
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This is the first-ever price hike for Apple TV+ in the USA, as well as in South Africa and elsewhere in the world.
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Apple Music is also increasing, moving from R59.99 to R69.99 per month – at an increase of 16.7%.
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The Apple Music Family plan jumped 22.2% overnight from R89.99 to R109.99 per month, while Apple One surged from R139.99 to R179.99 per month.
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Apple said in a statement, “We introduced Apple TV+ at a very low price because we started with just a few shows and movies.
“Three years later, Apple TV+ is home to an extensive selection of award-winning and broadly acclaimed series, feature films, documentaries, and kids and family entertainment from the world’s most creative storytellers.”
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Regarding the Apple Music price hike, Apple says, “The change to Apple Music is due to an increase in licensing costs, and in turn, artists and songwriters will earn more for the streaming of their music. We also continue to add innovative features that make Apple Music the world’s best listening experience”.
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