Apple set to increase Canadian App Store pricing

Today, Apple emailed its developer community informing them that App Store prices are increasing in Canada, along with the European Union, Russia and Norway. The only country to see a discount is Iceland. The changes will be taking place within the next 36 hours, which should be by this coming Friday.

Paid apps in Canada start at $0.99, but there was no indication of how much each app will increase.

The complete email is below, courtesy of 9to5Mac:

Dear [Developer],

Within the next 36 hours, prices on the App Store will increase for all territories in the European Union as well as in Canada and Norway, decrease in Iceland, and change in Russia. These changes are being made to account for adjustments in value-added tax (VAT) rates and foreign exchange rates.

We will simultaneously update the Pricing Matrix in Rights and Pricing in My Apps on iTunes Connect.

We will also update the iOS Paid Applications and Mac OS X Paid Applications agreements, which will be available in Agreements, Tax, and Banking.

If you have any questions, contact us.


The App Store team