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I dislike the subscription model for certain apps. I use a very useful sleep tracking app which allows me, among other things, to track how different things such as using an eye mask or showering before bed affect how well I sleep. I purchased this app many years ago under the single-payment model, but have refused to update the app after it moved to a freemium subscription model and put the above functionality behind the pay wall. I can understand the reasoning for paying for a subscription if I want to backup my data to their servers, but not for tracking data that I enter myself.
I have a feeling some of this is political. Taiwan, being such a small country (or territory), relies heavily on both Apple's business and the US's protection from China, and needs to do whatever it can to appease PE Trump in order to keep the US as a close ally. It probably doesn't make much economic sense to manufacture in the US, except maybe to remove the threat of tariffs.