Tech Apple to hike App Store prices in Egypt By Pramod Kumar September 20, 2022 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The new prices, excluding auto-renewable subscriptions, will be effective as early as October 5. Apple Inc. announced increasing prices of apps and in-app purchases on its App Store in several countries, the Cupertino-based firm said in a blog post. The countries include Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Vietnam, and all territories that use the euro currency. The new prices, excluding auto-renewable subscriptions, will be effective as early as October 5. These changes will reflect new rules for Apple in Vietnam to collect and remit applicable taxes, such as value-added tax and corporate income tax, at five percent, respectively.