INTRO: If you’ve been holding off on buying that paid iPhone app some other time, it might be a good idea to get it right now. Apple has announced that it will be increasing the prices of apps on the App Store in India, among other countries. According to Apple, the price hikes are due to taxes (as in the case of India) or changes in foreign exchange rates.
As such, apps on the Indian app store will get expensive due to an equalization levy of 2 percent. In other countries, like Indonesia, a replacement value-added tax of 10 percent has been added for developers based outside of Indonesia.
India isn’t the sole country where apps are getting to get costlier , the Cupertino giant is increasing prices within the following countries:
- South Africa
Moreover, app pricing is also going to be adjusted in countries like Iceland and Albania in order to bring the price in line with other markets selling in US dollars with added taxes.
If you’re a developer, or simply a curious user who wants to understand more about the varied pricing tiers and the way much of a price hike we are getting to see on apps in India, you can check out Apple detailed pricing chart of App Store over here.