Tony King, Apple Australia’s managing director Tony King has agreed to meet with a Federal Labor MP to explain “why the Jobs’ Mob is ripping off its Aussie customers,” says “TechEye” (http://macte.ch/2nHQn).
It’s part of an inquiry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into price discrimination by technology companies in Australia. Video games are regularly 60% more expensive in Australia and citizens have to pay “hundreds of dollars more for laptops and in some cases almost double what Americans pay for software from companies like Adobe and Microsoft,” says “TechEye.”
For example, Apple recently reduced the prices of apps, music and other content bought through iTunes, but said content is still significantly more expensive in Oz. What’s more, the new MacBook Air and the new Apple Thunderbolt displays are $300 and $270 more expensive for Australians.