Apple Raises Prices In App Stores Around The World

Apple Raises Prices In App Stores Around The World

Gah. Apple has jacked App Store prices across Europe, rising around 11% at some levels. This is due to local VAT increases in some places, as well as the lower value of the Euro against the dollar in recent months.

Specifically, the lowest non-zero price has raised from €0.79 to €0.89. This is the $0.99 tier in the U.S. If you live in one of the following countries, then app prices have just increased for you.

Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Luxembourg, Hungary, Russia, Ireland, Finland.

Not only that, but – according to the venerable Viticci over at Mac Stories – several countries have been switched from U.S dollars to local currency. Here’s the list:

* Russia: Ruble * Turkey: Lira * India: Rupee * Indonesian: Rupiah * Israel: New Shekel * Saudi Arabia: Riyal * South Africa: Rand * UAE: Dirham

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  • joewaylo

    I wonder if they are becoming like another company I knew who ran Eve Online. My credit card company had to charge extra money for international tax When they have to change from dollar to euro or pound.

  • manucisneros78

    That happened in México as well. $0.99 USD apps were $12 MXP, and they’re now $13 MXP

  • hanhothi

    Apple is really showing how greedy they are, the Dark Side of this company is becoming more evident. I have really lost respect for them recently.

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