App Store now has millions of apps and represents one of the key advantages on iOS. Apple has changed its digital distribution platform so much in an attempt to attract more users. The Cupertino Company today announced some key changes in App Store pricing
Apple has just sent out an email to third-party developers informing that the Company will increase the prices for apps in its App Store in many markets. According to Apple, the new pricing changes will affect apps in Denmark, Mexico and all territories that use Euro currency, and go into effect before the end of next week.
According to Apple, the reason behind its App Store price hike is due to foreign exchange rate changes. The company stated that the new changes will not affect auto-renewable subscription prices. Users can change the price of their subscription any time in iTunes Connect.
A reliable source say that app pricing will start at 1.09 euros, a slight increase compared to the current 0.99 euros price tag in a variety of countries such as Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, and France. Besides, Apple also announced a change regarding app and in-app purchases in Taiwan. Accordingly, a value added tax (VAT) rate of 5% will be applied in the country starting May 1, 2017.
Apple has been adjusting its product pricing and App Store pricing for months. In January 2017, the Cupertino Company increased App Store prices by 25 percent in the UK following the week pound exchange rate. Besides, India and Turkey also saw price increases due to changes in service taxes and a fall in the value of the Turkish Lira.
Rumors say that Apple will release a variety of new devices this year including a premium iPhone 8, an iPhone 7s/7s Plus, a 10.5 inch iPad Pro with bezel-free design and new iMac for pro users.
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