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New iOS Paid Applications Contract Amendment – Changes by Apple

This morning when I logged in iTunes Connect to check some routine “stuff”, I was greeted with a message from Apple.

I thought it was one of the usual love notes I get from them, saying how cool and awesome I am, thanking me for being a rockstar iOS entreprenur and freelance developer but… not this time.

iTunesConnect Contracts Section

The subject was “iTunes iOS Paid Applications Amendment”. I didn’t read all of it (yet, still going through it) but the main change seems to be the addition of new “territories” and currencies ie Apple is ever expanding.

Apple iTunes Connect logo

However, I think something even bigger might have been gone unnoticed by many: the price for Tier 1 (the lowest price for a paid app) has been changed in all the Euro zone. Tier 1 for paid apps used to be 0.79€ and now it is 0.89€.

This might not seem like a big deal but when you apply it to Apple’s HUGE economy of scale business model… it is.

Not much to do about it, just something to be aware of.

 

The full message:

A new version of the iOS Paid Applications Agreement with updated pricing information is available in the Contracts, Tax, and Banking module. To be able to create new apps and upload binaries for the App Store, your Team Agent must review and agree to the updated terms of the iOS Paid Applications Agreement. To access the iOS Paid Applications Agreement, you must have accepted the latest version of the iOS Developer Program Agreement in the iOS Dev Center on developer.apple.com.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted November 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the summary! It was nice to have a quick “you’re not getting messed with too much” message about it.

  2. David Rowland
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Very puzzled by ” the latest version of the iOS Developer Program Agreement in the iOS Dev Center on developer.apple.com.” I can’t find any reference to the Agreement on that page. Do you know how to reach it?

    • Posted December 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

      that is not the full url, it got truncated.
      If you’re a registered developer it will show up when you login (if not already agreed).