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Paid apps will be more expensive for some iPhone, iPad and Mac users

App Store and Mac App Store Price

Apple is about to increase paid apps prices for some users, the company told developers, with the change affecting both App Store and Mac App Store customers. The change will impact customers in Canada, the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Russia, 9to5Mac reports.

FROM EARLIER: Apple just gave Europeans the App Store feature we’ve all been clamoring for

Apparently, the stronger dollar and adjustments in value-added tax are to blame for the price changes.

“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,” the company said in an email to app developers. These changes are being made to account for adjustments in value-added tax (VAT) rates and foreign exchange rates.”

Except for Iceland, where app prices will be going down, all other countries will see price increases. Russia will likely also see price hikes for apps, even though Apple’s email only mentions a “change.”

Only recently, Apple made a different, more subtle change to the App Store terms of service that apply to EU customers, offering the ability to receive a refund for any paid app, as long as it’s claimed within a 14-day period following the purchase.

Regardless of iTunes content pricing changes, iPhone and iPad users looking to score free access on various premium apps can always keep an eye out for BGR’s regular app discounts roundups.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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