New copyright fees lead Apple to hike the price of the iPhone and iPad in Germany

In Germany, new copyright fees have gone into effect with the start of the new year. Companies that manufacture or import into the country devices with recordable media, must pay certain fees for each device that is covered. Members of trade association Bitkom, which includes Apple, must pay a discounted levy of 5 euros ($ 5.43 USD) on each smartphone and 7 euros ($ 7.60 USD) for each tablet that is covered. Non-Bitkom members are being charged as much as 6.25 euros ($ 6.79 USD) and 8.75 euros ($ 9.50 USD), respectively.

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