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Apple Increases European App Store Pricing, Changes Some Countries to Local Currencies

AppstoreApple has increased the amount of money charged for App Store pricing tiers for a number of countries across the European Union. The lowest tier is now €0.89, up from €0.79. It is equivalent to the $0.99 tier in the U.S. MacStories has confirmed the following countries have seen a change in pricing:
- Italy
- Spain
- Netherlands
- Portugal
- Greece
- Poland
- Germany
- France
- Belgium
- Austria
- Czech Republic
- Denmark
- Luxembourg
- Hungary
- Russia
Additionally, several countries have seen App Store pricing change from U.S. dollars to local currencies. Apps in India are now being priced in Rupees, apps in Saudi Arabia are being priced in Saudi Riyals, and customers in the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Indonesia, Israel, Turkey, and South Africa are all seeing purchases listed in local currencies now.

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34 months ago
mother... apple is rly pushing my limit lately :mad:
Rating: 30 Votes
34 months ago
Who cares, its thinner and lighter.
Rating: 23 Votes
34 months ago
Rating: 19 Votes
34 months ago
This is just greed. If you look at Apple's finances they are doing very well with the current model and have more cash than they can spend (indeed, more cash reserves than the US government at one stage before the debt ceiling was raised).

This isn't therefore motivated by necessity, it's motivated by greed and the desire to make EVEN MORE money that they won't be able to spend.

This is why people hate large corporations, they are always trying to squeeze the little guy to make even larger profits, regardless of how enormous their existing profit levels are.
Rating: 18 Votes
34 months ago
Guys, you do realise that Apple pays VAT on App Store sales, right?

€0.89 is including 15% Luxembourg VAT. When you remove the VAT (€0.89/1.15), it becomes €0.774, which according to is US$1.00127, which is about 1¢ more than the US App Store price of 99¢.

It seems Apple was just bringing the price brackets it in line with VAT and current exchange rates to be about equal with US prices. They did this a while back in the UK.
Rating: 15 Votes
34 months ago
Apple are changing more and more everyday, not for the better.
Rating: 14 Votes
34 months ago

The lowest tier is now EUR0.89, up from $0.89.

Use one damn currency.
Rating: 13 Votes
34 months ago
"Now that's what I call aggressive!" -- Tim Cook
Rating: 13 Votes
34 months ago
Did I see "rupees"?
Rating: 10 Votes
34 months ago

Use one damn currency.

Hmmm...let me're American, right? ;) Okay, how about we make that "one damn currency" Malaysian Ringgits. Happy now? :rolleyes:
Rating: 10 Votes

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