Apple on Tuesday told developers that pricing in the App Store will change in 3 countries. The Cupertino firm says the slight increase in app prices will account for new value-added tax laws.
The move was announced in a post to Apple’s Developer webpage, the updated App Store pricing will roll out in Barbados, Moldova, and Uzbekistan.
The changes will go in effect over the next few days and will impact both one-time app store purchases and in-app subscriptions. Auto-renewable subscriptions will remain the same. Apple says the developer’s cut of the action, which is based on an app’s tax-exclusive price, will be adjusted accordingly.
The updated list of price tiers shows “tier 1” apps selling for $1.19 in all three regions, while “tier 2” apps will sell for $2.49. Developer proceeds on all tiers vary slightly for each App Store.
In related news, a “low” value-added tax in Malaysia will reduce developers’ net proceeds in that region. App buyers in the country, will not see a change in app pricing.