Thanks to Wallet and the Apple Card’s purchase details we can see better when the money goes. That got me to thinking about all the subscription apps we have now, and the subscriptions that are coming our way.
Jeffrey and I agree. Subscriptions are reaching a critical point. We have Apple Music already, and just recently added Apple News+. Do the math. We’re at $25 a month and haven’t even scratched the surface of the future.
She’s a craze you’d endorse, she’s a powerful force
You’re obliged to conform when there’s no other course
Word on the streets says Apple Arcade, Apple’s walled garden game platform, will be priced at $5 a month. Apple TV+ is coming soon, too, and that could be another $10 a month for Apple’s ready- to-be-critically-acclaimed content subscription.
Now we’re at $40 a month. And that’s just for Apple’s subscriptions. App subscriptions already run $24 a month for both of us. Do the new math again. $64 a month. For subscriptions. We have Amazon Prime, too. How is that not a subscription? Plus, there’s Netflix; another subscription.
She’s a natural law and she leaves me in awe
She deserves the applause, I surrender because
Sure, we grumbled incessantly about the monthly Cable TV bill– which included decent high speed internet access– but when you start to add up all the other streaming video services that are not on cable, then access to content has reached an epidemic spending level.
Hulu, ESPN Plus, Disney Plus, HBO Showtime, Hulu, ViacomCBS, and others push the bill higher than what we paid for Cable TV. And all that is available via iPhone and iPad and Apple TV.
Apple’s new subscriptions have pushed the content cost beyond anything imaginable a couple of years ago. How long before we see Apple do a package subscription deal for applications? One monthly fee of, say, $10, and you get access to 10 applications– subscribed to by the month.
She’s unavoidable, I’m backed against the wall
She gives me feelings like I never felt before
I’m breaking promises, she’s breaking every law
It might be a good thing that I cannot get all my monthly bills dropped into Apple Card because it would be too easy to see where the money goes and that would raise eyebrows higher than God intended.
A tip of the hat to Robert Palmer and Simple Irresistible.
She’s so fine, there’s no tellin’ where the money went
Simply irresistible, she’s all mine
There’s no other way to go!
That could be attributed to Apple’s ecosystem.