The rise of third-party Reddit apps for iOS has been a blessing to many smartphone users, allowing them to access the popular forum while on the go. But now, one of these apps is going to charge users a subscription fee for its use.
The app in question is Apollo, an app billed as “the best Reddit app for iOS.” And, it’s true, Apollo is a great way for users to experience Reddit on iOS. It has a great design, intuitive interface, and a robust feature set that makes Reddit browsing a breeze.
But now, Apollo is taking things to a whole new level. A new subscription model called “Apollo Pro” will cost users $3.99 per month. This subscription will include features like multiple account support, advanced customizations, and the ability to save posts and comments to collections.
The pricing of the subscription model, however, has caused some controversy. Some Reddit users feel that the price is too high, considering that other Reddit apps are free. Additionally, some users feel that such features should not be charged for, but should instead be included in the app for free.
Despite the controversy, Apollo’s creators are standing firm on their decision. Their reasoning is that by charging a subscription fee, they can invest more in the app — resulting in a better experience for its users.
For now, it remains to be seen how successful the Apollo Pro subscription model will be. It could be a game-changer for the Reddit app ecosystem, or it could fade away into irrelevance. We’ll have to wait and see.