Apple has announced it is raising prices on its App Store, including for in-app purchases, starting with a number of countries…
Mobile apps and in-app purchases in the Apple App Store are about to go up, the company has announced. The price hikes will first affect India, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa. Until now, Apple has converted the pricing of US dollars to consumers’ respective countries. Now, the pricing will include any tax components within specific countries.
Apple Raises App Store App and In-App Purchase Prices in Several Countries
The price increases range from 2 percent up to 10 percent, depending on the country. There are other changes, as well, and the company provides a pricing tier chart, which consumers can download, if interested. Although, the price hikes won’t affect auto-renewable subscriptions. Apple writes on its Developer’s blog the following short statement, explaining the changes:
“When taxes or foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store. In the next few days, prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) on the App Store will increase in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa.”