Almost a week after being taken offline, the Apple Online Store for Russia is back in business. It was taken offline last week in response the the falling value of the Russian ruble. It appears that at least some prices in the Russian store have increased by as much as 35%.
Apple has indeed raised prices significantly. The iPhone 6 now costs 53,990 Rubles for a 16 GB base model. This is a 35% increase in the Russian sales price; the model cost 34 990 Rubles last week. 53,990 Rubles is approximately worth $980 dollars. The 16 GB iPhone 6 lists for $649, excluding taxes.
Apple had said when they took the store offline that they would review pricing in Russia, and adjusted prices on the Russian App Store late last week.
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