Apple sent out a message to its developer community yesterday stating that the prices of apps will increase in several regions, including Canada, European Union, Russia and Norway. The reason given was “to account for adjustments in value-added tax (VAT) rates and foreign exchange rates.”
The changes have now taken place and are live within the Canadian App Store. It now seems the minimum price for a paid at is now $0.20 higher, starting off at $1.19. As you can see in the above screenshot, some of the most popular apps of 2014 have all increased: Heads Up! goes from $0.99 to $1.19, Geometry Dash goes from $1.99 to $2.29, and Minecraft surges up a buck to $7.99.
Apple recently announced that the App Store set new records in terms of app purchases, with customers spending nearly $500 million during the first week of 2015. The App Store now has over 1.4 million available apps.