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Old Dec 20th, 2019, 11:26 AM   #1
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Apple Is Laying The Groundwork For An iPhone Subscription

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Apple investors have speculated for years about the possibility that Apple could sell hardware, like the iPhone, on a subscription basis.

It’s been a hot topic of conversation among analysts because investors tend to value the predictability of recurring revenue.

Under the argument for an iPhone subscription, which some people call Apple Prime after the Amazon program of the same name, Apple would bundle hardware upgrades with services such as iCloud storage or Apple TV+ content and hardware for a single monthly fee. This would let it switch iPhone sales from a transactional model to a subscription model, potentially driving the stock price up without having to increase product sales or prices dramatically.

During Wednesday’s earnings call, when analyst Toni Sacconaghi asked about the idea of a prime subscription, Apple CEO Tim Cook did not shoot down the idea. In fact, he suggested that something like it was already in effect.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/30/appl...acebook%7Cmain
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Old Dec 20th, 2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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That will be the nail in the coffin for me with my iPhone. I like the iPhone have had just about every model since the 3G. If they try and force a subscription I will be looking at Android options. I am not as tied to Apple as I once was. While I like the hardware, they are getting ridiculous in price and in my opinion out of touch... though they seem to keep making money so I guess I am the one out of touch.
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