Pixelmator Photo Switches to Subscription Pricing, Launching on Mac by Next Year
For new users, Pixelmator Photo now costs $4.99 per month or $23.99 per year, while existing users of the app will continue to have “unlimited access” without having to pay again. A lifetime purchase option will remain available for $59.99, which is significantly more expensive than Pixelmator Photo’s previous one-time price of $7.99.
In a blog post, the Pixelmator team admitted that the subscription-based pricing model is more expensive, but argued that there are “some pretty big problems” with an upfront pricing model, including slower development and a focus on new users over existing users. Among other reasons, Pixelmator also noted that the App Store does not allow paid apps to offer free trials or upgrade discounts for major new versions.
“The hope is that there are enough users who use the app regularly and feel that the annual or monthly fee is worth it,” said Pixelmator. “It looks like this is the best way to ensure Pixelmator Photo can continue to be developed long into the future.”
Pixelmator also provided a sneak peek at its Pixelmator Photo app for Mac, which will be a “completely native app” that is “designed from the ground up just for Mac.” Pixelmator plans to release the app late this year or early next year and says those who subscribe to Pixelmator Photo for the iPhone/iPad now will get Pixelmator Photo for Mac for free when it launches. Existing users will be eligible for a discounted subscription.
Pixelmator informed MacRumors that it doesn’t have any immediate plans to switch the standard version of Pixelmator for iOS or Pixelmator Pro for macOS to subscription-based pricing and is working on a major update to Pixelmator Pro that will be free as usual.
AirPods Pro 2: Five New Features and Improvements to Expect
Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro are finally nearing launch, with a release expected later this year. If you are considering upgrading to the new AirPods Pro once they are released, keep reading for a list of five new features to expect.
In addition to all-new features, the second-generation AirPods Pro will likely adopt some features added to the standard AirPods last year.
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Apple Planning to Hold iPhone 14 Event on September 7
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