App Store: you will soon pay more for your apps

Inflation does not only affect high-tech products, but also applications on our smartphones and tablets. Apple will increase the price of applications in the App Store to compensate for the fall in the price of the euro against the dollar. An increase that will be implemented from October 5.

Source: Apple

Like all economic markets, the tech market is facing a general increase in prices. A price increase that does not spare Apple, which a few days ago presented a slew of new products such as the iPhone 14, available from more than 1,000 euros. In question, an exchange rate between the euro and the dollar which does not help our European currency.

However, it is not only physical products that are subject to inflation, since applications and purchases in app are also concerned.

App Store apps will be more expensive from October 5

In a blog post published on the Apple site for developers, the Cupertino company announced that ” starting October 5, 2022, prices for apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) on the App Store will increase in Chile, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland , South Korea, Sweden, Vietnam and all territories using the euro “. A rise whichwill be calculated on the basis of the price excluding tax“.

Apple App Store
App Store // Source: James Yarema on Unsplash

Developers remain free to change app prices and purchasesin appif they wish. As for auto-renewing subscriptions, the price may be preserved. If you were hesitating to buy this or that application, getting it before October 5 will be more interesting. Be careful though, subscriptions taken out via the App Store may increase without your explicit validation.

The new App Store app prices

Apple unveiled the new price list applications available on its application store, here are some examples:

  • 0.99 to 1.19 euro
  • 1.99 to 2.49 euros
  • 2.99 to 3.49 euros
  • 3.99 to 4.99 euros
  • 5.99 to 6.99 euros
  • 6.99 to 7.99 euros
  • 8.99 to 10.99 euro
  • 9.99 to 11.99 euro
  • 20.99 to 24.99 euros
  • 39.99 to 47.99 euros
  • 99.99 to 119.99 euro

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