App store prices

Apple has declared the increase in the App Store prices in India, earlier this week. The prices have been changed based on the changing exchange rates and taxation policies. The updated prices are now live on the Mac App store and App store. The rise in the revised prices is observed about 33 percent of the standard base price.

Starting from now, Apple will charge Rs. 80 for every $0.99 purchase instead of Rs. 60 earlier. Moving forward, Purchase of $1.99 will now cost you around cost Rs. 160 which was Rs. 120 earlier.

Here we provide you the new App Store prices in India:

Price Tiers USD Price ($) India New Price (Rs.) India Old Price (Rs.)
Free 0 0 0
Tier 1 0.99 80 60
Alternate Tier A 0.99 10 10
Alternate Tier B 0.99 30 30
Tier 2 1.99 160 120
Tier 3 2.99 250 190
Tier 4 3.99 300 250
Tier 5 4.99 400 300
Tier 6 5.99 500 370
Tier 7 6.99 550 420
Tier 8 7.99 600 490
Tier 9 8.99 700 550
Tier 10 9.99 800 620
Tier 11 10.99 850 670
Tier 12 11.99 900 750
Tier 13 12.99 1000 790
Tier 14 13.99 1100 850
Tier 15 14.99 1200 920
Tier 16 15.99 1250 990
Tier 17 16.99 1300 1050
Tier 18 17.99 1400 1100
Tier 19 18.99 1500 1150
Tier 20 19.99 1600 1200

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As is obvious, the pricing for alternate tier A and tier B prices in India – special low prices for select markets – remains unchanged.

“Price tiers on the App Store are set internationally on the basis of several factors, including currency exchange rates, business practices, taxes, and the cost of doing business,” Apple said in a statement.

Apple sets its App Store prices in any region against the US dollar. This also leads to rather unreasonable prices for paid apps in App Store. Apple introduced alternate low-priced tiers to combat this problem in many emerging markets.

This Alternate tier pricing allows developers to reduce the prices of their apps, especially in emerging markets. Apple has also hiked prices of apps in UK, Turkey, Romania, and Russia as per the changes in local taxation policies and currency rates.

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