Apple on Wednesday released a list of updated pricing and proceed adjustments for apps and in-app purchases sold through the App Store in Zimbabwe and other certain regions.
Certain regions will see pricing increases as Apple updates value-added taxes (VATs) and digital service taxes. The areas affected by price increases are:
- Bahrain: Increase of value-added tax from 5% to 10%
- Ukraine: New value-added tax of 20%
- Zimbabwe: New digital services tax of 5%
Apple encourages developers to review the Pricing and Availability section in My Apps once the changes go into effect. Developers are reminded that they can change the price of their apps and in-app purchases in App Store Connect.
Said Apple in an update notification: “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.”
Meanwhile, Apple on Wednesday released minor iOS and iPadOS updates for iPhone and iPad users that fixes bugs, as well as a potential hole in the operating systems’ security that relates to Homekit, Apple’s Siri-powered smart home platform.
The iOS 15.2.1 update fixes issues on iPhones that may prevent messages from loading when sent using an iCloud link or that may prevent third-party CarPlay apps from responding to input.
For iPhone and iPad users, the update is accessible by navigating to “Settings” from your device’s home screen. From Settings, navigate to “General,” then click on “Software Update.”
The iOS and iPadOS 15.2 update was recently released and includes a number of updates and new features.