Apple to hike App Store prices in Europe and other countries in October

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Apple has informed developers that it will soon raise App Store prices in several countries, including all countries that use the euro.

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However, Europe isn't the only place prices will rise. Apple also notes that prices will increase in Chile, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, and Vietnam.

The changes are set to take place as early as October 5, 2022, and will include the prices of apps and in-app purchases but exclude auto-renewable subscriptions.

The note includes a section explaining changes specific to Vietnam.

"In Vietnam, these increases also reflect new regulations for Apple to collect and remit applicable taxes, being value added tax (VAT) and corporate income tax (CIT) at 5% rates respectively."

When the price increase happens, Apple will update the Pricing and Availability section of My Apps. Developers will be able to change the price of their apps and in-app purchases if they see fit.

Apple recently began contacting developers to encourage them to purchase ad space in the App Store because of an imminent expansion of slots.

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    Europe isn’t only place, also Poland and Sweden… mmmm, where do you think these two countries are? 🤔
  • Reply 2 of 4
    How does Pakistan get Apple App Store region whereas Bangladesh and Sri Lanka doesn’t. Thank god I use US App Store region, no hikes for me!
  • Reply 3 of 4
    nubusnubus Posts: 231member
    I wonder why Apple forgot Denmark. The currency is pegged to Euro. Well... better buy those apps before the hike. I expect the hardware launched in October to be hit by the same increase making current hardware a better value in the countries affected.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    riverko said:
    Europe isn’t only place, also Poland and Sweden… mmmm, where do you think these two countries are? 🤔
    Yep, bad formulation. You might think that they should have omitted Poland and Sweden in the list. But mistake is NOT that Poland and Sweden are in the list.
    It should have been "European countries with EUR as national currency".
    And for clarity: Poland and Sweden are in Europe but are not using EUR as their national currency.
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