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Apple to raise app prices in Japan, eurozone, other markets

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The app supply chain congestion is causing these price increases . . .

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As if Apple needs more money.

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Greed

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The developers will also receive increases. Exchange rates.

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Peter

Indeed. Shows the silliness of claiming all the price rises are due to supply chain blockages and the war.

Rampant money supply growth is causing all this across the board.

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Rampant money supply growth is causing all this across the board.

Simple minds come up with simple explanations.

As if any single thing can be the cause.

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Occam's Razor? What's wrong with simplicity. Primary cause of price rises is inflation of the money supply. sure additional things like supply chains and shortages caused by war might exacerbate the problem, but see Milton Friedman for the prime cause of inflation. Every time.

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Once these changes go into effect, the Pricing and Availability section of My Apps will be updated. You can change the price of your apps and in-app purchases (including auto-renewable subscriptions) at any time in App Store Connect. If you offer subscriptions, you can choose to preserve prices for existing subscribers.

Upcoming price and tax changes for apps and in-app purchases

September 19, 2022

https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=e1b1hcmv

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Who cannot imagine all the apple executives wirh their beautiful modern house in the hills and their porsches all payed by the clients? I will never ever buy apple products again. Asian products are much better and of good quality.

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With 50 years of using computers, Apple is the best value. My desktops, two of them are more than 10 years old. Most of my Apple devices are more than 10 years old.

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Microsoft tops Apple easily at a base salary of $138,283 and a market salary of $227k, compared to Apple's base salary of $125,770 and market salary of $192k.

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Occam's Razor? What's wrong with simplicity.

Find me a single economist who agrees with you that inflation can be broken down to a single factor.

The problem with simplicity, is it rarely holds up when applied to reality, which is extremely complex. So complex that simple minds have a hard time comprehending it, so they look for simple solutions.

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Haha, glad I have never owned one of their products. Baaaaaah

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Fighting the war on climate change and environmental damage !

Higher the price means less people will use them equals less damage to the environment.

Imagine...all those old apps not making their way to the landfills or ending up in the world's oceans...

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Gotta find a way to gouge consumers to pay for woks culture programs, right Mr. Cook?

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Get the Honor 40 pro for 600US or so. 300mhz refresh rate... And always on screen? This has been around for years now! Apple is just a marketing king. But with these ridiculous price hikes Andriod makers are going to murder Apple in Japan now.

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Does this mean worldwide? Just say it as it is.....

in Japan, eurozone, other markets

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Apple should then make all apps that are available in the US and elsewhere, available to Japan to Justify this increase. Overseas app developers have to specifically request that their app is released to Japan.

Japanese developed apps, are not subjected to US$ rates... except when you convert the profit Apple takes from these.

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I don't use the App Store, being an Android user. But, even if Google decided to do something similar, I have accounts based in multiple countries. And, if an app I want is available in multiple coutries, I'll just choose the cheapest one. (I currently use the multiple accounts mostly to access apps that may only be available in specific countries, not for cost reasons.)

OTOH, I rarely use paid apps. I can count the number of paid apps I've bought on one hand. So, it's kind of a moot point anyway.

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