Apple likely to bring iPhone subscription this year | Technology News

San Francisco: The tech company Apple is likely to offer a monthly subscription package for the iPhone, with a bundle that combines devices and services like the Apple One this year.

The hardware subscription, which will allow customers to get iPhones and other Apple items for a monthly fee, has flown in rumors for a while, but it hasn’t become a reality, AppleInsider reports.

The report said that while the tech giant had the opportunity to offer such a service during the iPhone 14 event, it may continue to show up in the coming weeks.

Apple is believed to be “actively testing” the service, according to Mark Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter for Bloomberg. During testing, Gorman said he still expects to release it “either later this year or next year.”

The proposed subscription was not announced or mentioned during the iPhone event to “reduce the complexity of launch day”, as it would be “a whole new way to buy an iPhone.”

With the October launch event for the iPad and Mac expected, there could be a good chance that Apple will use this presentation as a venue to launch the subscription, according to the report.

Apple already offers several direct ways customers can get the latest flagship software, including the iPhone Upgrade Program and installment programs, such as Apple Card.

However, the subscription may vary because customers will not only pay a portion of the hardware cost, but also a set of services on top, the report noted.

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