The California-based company said the new prices will take effect from next month.
The tech giant announced that Apple customers in countries including Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea and Poland will start paying more for apps and in-app purchases from next month.
Prices will take effect from Oct. 5, the California-based company said in a blog post on Monday. The new prices will also affect customers in Egypt, Sweden, Vietnam and all jurisdictions that use the euro.
The changes also reflect Apple’s new rules in Vietnam, which require the company to collect and pay value-added tax (VAT) and corporate income tax (CIT) set at 5%, the company said.
The changes will have the biggest impact on app purchases with the lowest pricing, said Trevor Long, a technology industry analyst in Sydney, Australia.
“I think it’s important to remember that Apple doesn’t set prices for items, whether it’s apps or in-app purchases, but they do set available pricing increments for developers and publishers. Apple adjusts pricing The structure is most likely to affect those developers with the lowest pricing because these developers are unable to bring prices down to the next level,” Lang told Al Jazeera.
“That said, customers are unlikely to back down from these changes as they are, in most cases, the smallest expense, although in practice customers should take the opportunity to question any and all of their app subscriptions.”