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Apple has raised the price of iPads and iPods in Japan after a weaker yen that’s boosting importing costs prompted Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Lt. to consider increasing prices, reports "Bloomberg" (http://tinyurl.com/mkratz2)
Apple now sells the iPad Wi-Fi model with 16 gigabytes of memory for 49,800 yen (approximately $493), compared with its previous price of 42,800 yen, according to Apple’s website. The iPod Shuffle music player costs from 4,800 yen, compared with the previous starting price of 4,200 yen.
"We made some pricing adjustments due to changes in foreign exchange rates,” Takashi Takabayashi, a spokesman for Apple in Japan, told "Bloomberg."