Apple now charging Nigerian users in naira

Apple now charging Nigerian users in naira

Luxury phone and gadget makers, Apple has started charging Nigerian users in naira.

In changing the transnational currency to naira for Nigerians, Apple is seemingly towing the same line that Facebook took in October.

iTunes sent out a mail to its Nigerian subscribers informing them of an imminent currency change in the iTunes Store and Apple Music weeks ago.

“Dear Subscriber, The currency of the App Store, the iTunes Store, and Apple Music in Nigeria will soon be changing from U.S. dollars to Nigerian naira. This change requires no action from you.

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“After the currency change occurs, any pre-orders or subscriptions you have will be billed in Nigerian naira. Learn how to manage your subscriptions or send iTunes Gifts via email. If you have any other questions, visit Apple Support.” The mail by Apple read in full.

Nigeria has seen a reduction in online dollar purchases from app stores, content streaming platforms and paid ads since the increase in the exchange rate, and obviously, iTunes is not left out of the dearth of online patronage from Nigeria prompting the change.

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  • Roland Uchendu Pele

    “In changing the transnational currency to naira for Nigerians, Apple is seemingly towing the same line that Facebook took in October.”

    See how we are making it sound like they specifically did this for Naira alone. Payment with most other currencies in the world were also activated. No big deal!

  • Johnson Amadi

    Dollar scarcity may have helped Nigeria after all. Most of the online retail stores are now acknowledging Naira as form of payment. It’s indeed a blessing in disguise

    • seyi jelili

      What blessing in disguise? It is a curse because white men won’t ever make us think to be technogically inclined. Must we always buy imported goods?
      We need to think.

      • Joy Madu

        Naso, but no matter how we think , we can’t ever grow technologically because we don’t value what we have. After all, we igbos are making headway in technology but same you people do condemn our products by saying Aba made are fake.

  • Margret Dickson

    Will this change affect the price? I hope Apple will not use a specific dollar-Naira exchange rate to bill us in Naira. This may really have no effect if Apple decides to charge N400 for a dollar worth of item purchased


    It’s a good development. It might possibly have good effect on Naira by strengthening it against dollar

  • yanju omotodun

    United States of America will always be cunning in all their dealings. They just want to make sure that they still gain patronage from Nigerians but they have failed because China gadgets are cheaper and durable than their products.

    • chichi emerue

      You get am.
      Apple products don’t have sales again unlike Techno, Alcatel, Gionee and other China products championing our markets.