Apple has said today that it will adjust the App Store Prices in certain countries due to a number of economic factors. Such factors include increase in taxes in some countries as well as the exchange rates. Apple said it will make these changes in the United Kingdom and several other countries on February 13.
App Store Prices Change will Affect App Purchases and in-app Purchases
The price changes will affect activities in the App Store such as App purchases and in-app purchases. The following countries will see a rise in the prices of Apps in their respective App Stores. They include Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
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However, not all countries will see their prices increase. Countries such as Uzbekistan will experience the direct opposite. Apple said app prices in Uzbekistan will reduce because of a three percent reduction in Value Added Tax (VAT) rate. To check the full updated price list, you can visit Apple’s App Store price chart. Or you can also download the PDF file from here
App Store Price in Certain Countries will Remain Unchanged
Apple also said prices in countries such as Ireland, Luxembourg, Singapore, and Zimbabwe will not change. There will be a little adjustment due to VAT changes.
The iPhone maker also said it will increase proceeds for local developers that are selling in the following countries. Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, and Uzbekistan.
In early December last year, Apple announced its plans to provide developers with an additional 700 price points for apps on the App Store. This will allow for more variations in the pricing of apps on the App Store.
It indicates that, apps on the Apple App Store can have pricing of as low as 29 cents. The pricing can also go as high as $10,000. These changes will begin to apply to all apps on the App Store by Spring of this year.