4 min read.Updated: 24 Apr 2022, 10:01 PM ISTNitin Pai
Information Age trends call upon democracies to regulate hardware subscriptions and lock-ins
A few weeks ago, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that “Apple Inc. is working on a subscription service for the iPhone and other hardware products, a move that could make device ownership similar to paying a monthly app fee... The program would differ from an installment program in that the monthly charge wouldn’t be the price of the device split across 12 or 24 months. Rather, it would be a yet-to-be-determined monthly fee that depends on which device the user chooses."