New copyright fees lead Apple to hike the price of the iPhone and iPad in Germany
As a result of the new fees, prices in Germany for the Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6s Plus and Apple iPhone 5s have been hiked 5 euros ($5.43 USD) each in the online Apple Store. Other devices such as the Apple iPad Air 2, Apple iPad Air, Apple iPad mini 4, Apple iPad mini 2 and Apple iPad Pro have seen an increase of eight euros ($8.69 USD) in their pricing.
The copyright fees are limited to devices manufactured or imported into Germany. Those living outside of the country need not concern themselves with the price hikes, unless Apple uses it as an excuse to raise iPhone and iPad prices globally. That does not seem to be the case at present.