Apple just changed the way apps work for millions of iPhones forever – now check yours

The next time you buy an app from Apple’s App Store, you might notice something different.

The tech giant’s strict rules don’t allow developers to choose every old price down to the dime.

Apple says App Store price changes are biggest ever


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Instead, they must follow specific price points.

But in the biggest price increase on the App Store in its 14-year history, Apple is expanding the available quantity.

And the top is now £12,000/$10,000 – although we can’t think of any apps or app subscriptions that could justify such a high fee.

It’s designed to make things more flexible for developers, but means you’ll be seeing wildly different numbers very soon.

The company is adding 700 new prize points, bringing the total to 900.

That’s nearly 10 times the number of price points previously available for most apps.

Apps can sell for as little as 29p up to £11,999.99 – although developers will have to make a request for the big one.

In the US, the price range varies from $0.29 to $10,000.

The biggest difference is how the costs gradually increase.

So it can increase up to £9.99 every 10p.

And further up the scale it’s every 50p, between £9.99 and £49.99 and so on.

The same system applies to dollars and other currencies.

Apple’s new pricing structure will be available starting today for apps that offer auto-renewing subscriptions.

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