The arrival of 2015 means price hikes for some App Store users. Apple has increased the price of apps in all European Union countries, and in Canada, Norway, and Russia. Prices in Iceland, meanwhile, have been cut.
These changes come two days after Apple told app developers that changes were coming due to adjustments in varying tax rules andcurrency exchange rates.
As 9to5Mac first noted,in the United Kingdom, the price for the least expensive apps have increased from 0.69 ($1.04) to 0.79 ($1.19).
In mainland Europe, most countries seem to be seeing an increase from0.89 ($1.05) to 0.99 ($1.17),butCzech pricesincreased to 1.14 ($1.35) crossing the psychological 1 barrier.
On Jan. 1, newly-passed legislation in Europe increased the price of apps, ebooks, and MP3s by an average of 6.5 percent. Currency devaluations in Canada and Russia have led to the price increases in those nations.