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There are comments above which suggest Apple Pay is a monopoly. It plainly isn’t. It just links Apple Pay, as a convenient way to pay using a phone or watch to pretty much any bank account. Apple Pay is merely a facilitator to pay from any bank card. This can hardly be a monopoly. If the complaint is that you can’t use, say, Google Pay instead of Apple Pay, why would you have an iPhone, you’d have a Google phone? This is just time and money waste to give civil servants something to do.
The reduction in subscribers is due to a number of reasons: cost, variety, competition, people going back to work after lockdown. I share my daughter’s subscription (she is in the same house) and I wouldn’t have my own if she moved away. All the providers should do a family sharing type thing as Apple does.
As with any company, Apple should employ the best people for the job, not because they are male or female, of a particularly chosen gender or none, or because of race, colour, nationality or creed. It should also be borne in mind we are not all the same: we should be recognised for our differences and enjoyed because of that. Trying to make diversity a requirement of whom to employ is condescending and a waste of talent. Bringing in people for any reason other than that they are the best person for the job, devalues the person and devalues the company.
Apple, as a huge organisation, cannot please all of the people all of the time so will be applauded and criticised whatever it does.