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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:23 PM   #26
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So how much is Lion going to be now?
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:23 PM   #27
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What does Apple Corporate has against the UK? Everything is so ****ing expensive here.
And you really think this is Apple's fault?
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:24 PM   #28
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Not cool. The USD is at 5.5kr right now, so even 6kr was high. 7 is just outrageous!
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:25 PM   #29
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To all you people complaining this has got nothing to do with money. It's to even out prices internationally with those in the United States. Some places the prices have gone up and in other place they have gone down.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:26 PM   #30
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How? Current exchange rates are showing as 0.615 for US $0.99. AFAIK, Uk price has VAT included so 69p sounds about right to me.
True for hardware, but as i understood it sales from iTunes are from luxembourg and carry no VAT, and sales in the US below $1 dont attract sales tax. Not sure though.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:26 PM   #31
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And you really think this is Apple's fault?
Yes... yes I do...

we were fine with 59p it wasnt causing any problems or disruption.. why increase the price and make it even unfair for us?
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:26 PM   #32
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Owwww and does this mean the 20.99 lion upgrade has went up in price before even coming out? lol
http://www.apple.com/uk/macosx/

The UK Lion info page still says 20.99. Lets hope it's still that...
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:26 PM   #33
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Switzerland: 0.99$ = 1.10Fr -> 1.00Fr

Calculated with the actual exchance rate would be:

Switzerland: 0.99$ = 1.10Fr -> 0.80Fr

So we still pay 1.20$ for an app worth 0.99$
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:27 PM   #34
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Apple wants to make it fair for everyone. That means every country should pay the same price (compared to USD). There is tax by the way. $0.99 USD -> 0.920587688 Australian dollars, +10% GST = 1.01264646. $0.99? Fair.

Also, the developers get 70% off the purchases.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:28 PM   #35
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Well that really sucks. Hopefully the lion price won't be going up as well now though. I'm really looking forward to 20.99
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:30 PM   #36
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I remember when the iTunes music store came out and it was 99p equivalent to 99.. so easy come, easy go.
No, it was 79p initially.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:32 PM   #37
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Switzerland: 0.99$ = 1.10Fr -> 1.00Fr

Calculated with the actual exchance rate would be:

Switzerland: 0.99$ = 1.10Fr -> 0.80Fr

So we still pay 1.20$ for an app worth 0.99$
Yep, likewise $0.99 -> 0.61

It was 0.59, it's now 0.69. I know it's only pence, but if this is a shift in ratio with all their pricing it's significant at 1/6 increase.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:32 PM   #38
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for uk and norway :hahaha, serves you right for not accepting the euro. I live in belgium, and still 0.99$ is 0.79. You are part of the european union, now embrace it's currency.

For switzerland and mexico, though luck, but i pressume prices will fluctuate sooner or later
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:33 PM   #39
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I look forward to them reducing the prices in the Canadian store given the USD and CDN dollars have been at least 1:1 for more than a year.

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$3.99 movie rental in the US; same movie in Canada $4.99
$4.99 HD movie rental in the US; same movie is Canada is $5.99

32GB iPad in the US $499; same iPad in Canada $519
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:33 PM   #40
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0.59 is closer to 0.615 than 0.69 in my mind.
0.615*1.20 (20% VAT) = 0.738

0.69 is closer to 0.738 than 0.59.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:34 PM   #41
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True for hardware, but as i understood it sales from iTunes are from luxembourg and carry no VAT, and sales in the US below $1 dont attract sales tax. Not sure though.
The fact that iTunes Europe is based in Luxembourg is irrelevant I'm afraid. The general rule for VAT on consumer purchases of goods and services is that they are taxed in the country in which they are bought. The UK app store prices include UK VAT.

So, given that 61.5p with VAT is approx. 74p, 69p isn't bad at all.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:34 PM   #42
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I wonder if they considered a London weighting too

I bet they won't be putting prices down very fast when the exchange rates change! At least the are not changing the amount of the student giveaway voucher.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:34 PM   #43
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I don't see how these prices are unfair to the UK.

$0.99 (US price exclusive of taxes) = 0.6147 (UK price exclusive of taxes)

0.6147 + VAT @ 20% = 0.73 or 73p. An actual price of 69p seems pretty fair to me.

Apple UK hardware pricing on the other hand....
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:34 PM   #44
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Bad, bad, thing...

Maybe are just 2 pesos but in the long therm it's gonna' be way more than that. And of course when we talk about hardware, the prices are gonna pop for sure...

No good news at all...
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:34 PM   #45
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Dam exchance rate lol
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:34 PM   #46
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:36 PM   #47
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for uk and norway :hahaha, serves you right for not accepting the euro. I live in belgium, and still 0.99$ is 0.79. You are part of the european union, now embrace it's currency.
My Pound is worth more than your Euro. I win.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:36 PM   #48
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Extra 10p! WOOOT!? I'm actually slightly irritated by that. I will certainly be buying less apps I'm afraid. 59p was a comfortable price.
and 69p isn't a comfortable price? As plenty of others have said, the dollar price at current exchange rates + VAT is actually more than 69p, so we're still getting them cheaper than our cousins across the pond
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I don't see how these prices are unfair to the UK.

$0.99 (US price exclusive of taxes) = 0.6147 (UK price exclusive of taxes)

0.6147 + VAT @ 20% = 0.73 or 73p. An actual price of 69p seems pretty fair to me.

Apple UK hardware pricing on the other hand....
? The prices in the uk store already include vat don't they?

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Old Jul 13, 2011, 05:39 PM   #50
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Just a shame I live in the UK and 1.19 apps have gone up to 1.49
Get a US account.

I have a US and Japanese account. I won't bother purchasing using the UK account again. Zero benefit.
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