Apple App Store Prices Changing in Parts of the World

PHOTO: An iPhone is pictured in this file photo demonstrating Apples news that new software will allow users to control certain features in their home directly from their iPhone. Steve Parsons/AP Photo
An iPhone is pictured in this file photo demonstrating Apple's news that new software will allow users to control certain features in their home directly from their iPhone.

The price of an app from the Apple app store is changing for people who live in Canada and parts of Europe.

The increase is a result of fluctuating exchange rates and various taxes, according to an Apple memo to developers that was obtained by 9to5Mac.

Our neighbors to the north will face a 20-cent increase, paying $1.19 (US$1.01) for a basic app. In many parts of Europe, the price will increase from €0.89 ($1.05) to €0.99 ($1.17), according to 9to5Mac.

There's good news for people who live in Iceland, who are expected to see a decrease.

The change comes shortly after Apple announced a new policy in many European countries that gives customers a 14-day grace period if they wish to return an app. The European Union issued a directive over the summer that focuses on consumer rights.