1. flatline-'s Avatar
    I've searched for the answer for days, but both Google and Apple haven't offered me anything concrete so far.

    I was hoping to find someone here who could tell me whether in-app purchases done through iOS' StoreKit are bound to a minimum price. We are currently researching an app idea that would offer content for as low as 0.10 USD.

    Also, I heard that Apple charges a 30% fee for all app purchases. Does this fee also apply to in-store purchases? We would also like to know to which extent we are free to choose the micro-payment processor of our liking, for all our in-app purchases.

    Please excuse my ignorance, as I'm very new to iOS development. Any insights would be hugely appreciated.

    Best, Ro
    07-14-2011 06:01 AM
  2. nadavhart's Avatar
    Hey,

    Pretty sure 0.99 is the min price, if I remember correctly.
    It works in price tiers, btw (because the appstore is worldwide)
    07-25-2011 05:24 AM
  3. Gamieon's Avatar
    I have a free app that lets you upgrade to the full version with a 99 cent in-app purchase. I don't remember ever seeing the option to do it for less than 99 cents. Like nadavhart says, pricing works in tiers.
    08-16-2011 07:59 AM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    I have a free app that lets you upgrade to the full version with a 99 cent in-app purchase. I don't remember ever seeing the option to do it for less than 99 cents. Like nadavhart says, pricing works in tiers.
    I don't recall seeing an App for less than that either.


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    08-16-2011 08:25 AM
  5. Axeva's Avatar
    99 cents is the minimum IAP price in the US. In a nutshell, it's $1, $2, $3, etc.

    Apple changes the price in other regions around the world, but here in the USA, you can't go below a dollar.
    08-22-2011 03:16 PM
  6. amitginni's Avatar
    The price tier starts with 0,99
    08-29-2011 06:06 AM
  7. Apple Developer's Avatar
    Ya, but i guess it depends on whether it's PAID or In-App purchases.
    And yes minimum price tier for PAID APPs is 0.99.
    09-11-2011 11:17 AM
  8. Patrice Khal's Avatar
    For in-app purchase too, the minimum price is $0.99 (0,79 in France).
    It's the tier 1.
    09-26-2011 06:32 AM
  9. DAGASU's Avatar
    It works by "tier" like apps, so they have the same ranges, with min at $0.99.
    10-03-2011 09:31 AM
  10. tomozaru's Avatar
    I looked into this too, and 0.99 is the minimum price for in-app
    10-11-2011 07:31 PM
  11. Joe Pitto's Avatar
    Indeed Apples currency table works in Tiers, and Tier1 been the lowest with 0.99, so nothing below that could be implemented.
    10-30-2011 03:50 AM
  12. Prospectus's Avatar
    Could you do something with the new subscriptions purchases, or are those also 0.99 minimum?
    10-31-2011 12:50 PM
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