Apple raises the minimum price for an app in Europe from €0.79 to €0.89, adds new currencies

Apple raises the minimum price for an app in Europe from €0.79 to €0.89, adds new currencies
In an effort to adapt the App Store to the constantly changing economic climate in Europe, Apple has decided to bump the price for the lowest-tier apps. Until now, users in the EU could buy apps that cost $1 in the U.S. for €0.79, but now those apps will have a price tag of €0.89.

It's not clear yet if the updated pricing structure is present in all countries in the EU, but the €0.89 price has already been spotted in Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, Slovenia and some others. The sources suggest that this price increase has been done due to higher local taxes in many countries.

In addition, Apple has also introduced some new currencies to the App Store. Users from Russia, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, UAE and South Africa will now be able to purchase app in their own currencies.

source: TNW via Engadget

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15 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wow!! Apple still not satisfied with their profit!! And all those ifans will buy it like it's nothing...cause it's meant for Apple by Apple. "For the Apple, with the Apple, by the Apple!"

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

After living in Germany for almost 30yrs now, i can tell you Nathan, Apple has been taken advantage of these Europeans ever since they existed. For example, if an iMac cost $1499.00 in the USA, it cost 1499.00euros here. Even when 1 euro is worth $1.30, stupid ass Europeans. Typing this from a $1499.00 iMac that costed me $1948.70 on the German market. Ok call me iStupid too... :/

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

There's so much a simple windows PC can do what an iMac can...why are people so bent on the half eaten fruit logo???

15. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Good one, "half eaten fruit logo."

10. Friendlysky

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

I think for the best Come to the US for a vacation and buy from US which is benefit two items at a times. Buy a Laptop free vacation.

2. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

why they increase the cost of apps .........they already got billion from samsung............

9. Friendlysky

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Because they greeddy don't you know????? Why don't you ask Steve Job did he take money along with him when he die. NNNNNNNNNO human intend to be greeddy like many leaders.

3. weedl

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

somebody jailbreak this thing..

4. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

why?((((((( originally it was just 0,59 and now 0,89 (((((

8. Friendlysky

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

EU guy you got Rob and most of the app on Andriod it is free any way. Why buy from Apple which is apple make so much for doing nothing. App developer is get so little and Apple get all the buck just place you app there.

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple is pissed off with loss in UK (against Samsung) so basically this is new TAX slammed on EU :)

12. breathlesstao unregistered

"constantly changing economic climate" ... So, I have to believe that us Europeans are doing better than the might USSA, I mean, them f×××ers say we can easily spend ~$1.15 on apps that cost just one buck on the other side of the pond. That's good to know, paying the bills and all for a living, I sure as hell would've thought the situation's just getting worse.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Good ole apple - ripping people off for over 20 years...

14. ghost7787

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Apple is like an ex-wife, they ninja f**k you over even after you get rid of them.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I move from symbian bought about 2 paid apps to iOS bought less than 20 apps to android bought more than 30 apps. I will stay with Android. Feel like coming home. One thing I learned in life is don't use good money to chase after bad money. One day I might leave android but right now that where I feel at home.

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