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UK App Store price drop expected next month

Setting the price for apps on the App Store in Europe has always been a bit tricky because different countries have their own rates. It is for this reason why Apple set it at the European rate.

However, things are set to change because Apple will now set the VAT rate on the iTunes App Store based on each country in the European Union. There is a positive and negative to this because some countries will pay less for their apps, while others will have to pay more.

UK App Store price drop

The good news is that we should expect to see a price drop on the UK App Store. This is because the overall VAT rate in Europe is set around 23 percent, whereas the UK rate is 20%, and so we should see a small saving.

We cannot be certain of this, but we don’t have long to find out because Apple is set to make these changes from January 2015.

Speaking of the App Store, we still have no idea why Apple has yet to release its 12 Days of Christmas app. We know they do not usually give stuff away for free until December 26th, but the app is normally available by now. Does this mean there will be no 2014 Gifts for Christmas app?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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