True to our previous report, Apple has implemented Ringgit Malaysia as the official currency for its platforms in our market. The change can already be seen on iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Music on iPhone and iPad as well as iTunes for Mac and Windows right now.
As pointed by several of our readers, it seems that the pricing in RM is slightly better than what users have to pay if they used a direct currency conversion from RM to USD. For example, the Apple Music individual subscription previously costs USD 3.99 (about RM 17.70) while family subscription is priced at USD 5.99 (about RM 26.60) but with the RM implementation, Apple Music subscription plans are now listed as RM 14.90 and RM 22.90 respectively.
Another example that we noticed is Deadpool which is priced at USD 14.99 (about RM 66.50) while the movie costs much lower at RM 29.90 in iTunes Malaysia. At the same time, apps such as the Malaysian-made Tiny Guardians and Super SteamPuff which cost USD 0.99 (about RM 4.40) in United States are listed at RM 3.90 in iTunes Malaysia.
Surely, plenty of similar examples exist throughout all three content platforms. Meanwhile, Apple has come up with a list called Treat Yourself on iTunes Malaysia in order to celebrate the occasion. Featuring a selection of popular games, movies, and music, you can take it a look at the list right here.