Apple ponders subscription iPhones, Sony adds Plus tiers to Playstation: Vertical Hold Ep 372
Apple’s pondering making you buy your iPhone on subscription terms — but will that be a good deal for consumers? Speaking of good deals, Sony’s finally adding tiers to PlayStation Plus to take on Xbox Gamepass – but why do Aussies miss out on key features? Special guest Age/SMH/Press Any Button’s Tim Biggs!
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We’re talking subscriptions this week, because who actually “buys” stuff any more?
Sony’s taking on Microsoft’s impressive Xbox GamePass by increasing the value — and price — of its PlayStation Plus service, but here in Australia we’ll miss key features and a whole slew of games. Does that make Sony’s subscription gaming service worthwhile, or best left behind?
Meanwhile, the hot rumour of the day is that Apple’s going to shift to a model where you “subscribe” to get your next iPhone. It’s easy to see what’s in it for Apple, but how can it make that a compelling prospect for consumers?
We’re joined this week by the one and only Tim Biggs from the SMH, the Age and the Press Any Button newsletter!