In line with its previous alert on Wednesday, Apple has now increased base prices in App Stores of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union. While there was earlier a fixed base price for apps in all these regions, the price has now been corrected with the respect to the country of residence.
The new prices, which have come into immediate effect, are as follows :
- Canada : $1.19
- The U.K. : £0.79
- EU : €0.99
These new prices mark a major shift in Apple’s pricing policies. While the Cupertino giant earlier used to fix a base price for all the Apps regardless of the user’s country of residence, this will be the first time that such a price correction has happened and that too for individual nations.
These price changes however still seem under process. Many users are still seeing the older prices while some others are reporting App Store to be down. Russia and Norway can expect a similar correction include in the coming few days. There is no information whether a similar correction will take place in India or not.
This will not be the first time that Russian users are experiencing a surge in Apple’s prices. It recently increased iPhone prices in Russia, making it virtually inaccessible for the masses. These corrections however were forced ones, due to Russian currency’s declining value in the global market.
The price increase is not the only change Apple has had to make to the European app store. It recently had to introduce a 14-day no-questions-asked refund policy so as to comply with the latest European Union consumer protection legislations.