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The Future of Gadgets Is Monthly Subscriptions

Paying all at once is going out of fashion

Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

When I found myself slapping the refresh button last week, trying to snag a preorder for an Xbox Series X console, I found myself surprised by a choice right on the buy page: Would I like to subscribe to the hardware, rather than pay the full price up front?

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Owen Williams

Owen Williams

Fascinated by how code and design is shaping the world. I write about the why behind tech news. Design Manager in Tech. https://twitter.com/ow