From Fast Company, who says that there are a bunch of apps that are regularly phoning home because the free or $.99 you paid for them wouldn’t support their development unless they sell your information anyway.
This is why I don’t question the prices I pay for my software even on iOS. I want he developers to be able to support themselves without shady back office things. Subscriptions do this as well, but I’m feeling lots of subscription fatigue.
The thing about subscriptions vs a high initial purchase is that with a subscription I’m betting I’ll have money in the future. With an initial purchase of ... hundreds of dollars even ... I’m looking at my bank account right now and if I have the money I can buy it.
I always go for buy out if I can because I don’t like making bets with future money.