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Apple considering offering Final Cut Pro in a subscription model

I’m not a big fan of software subscription models, but if you are, this may be a bit of good news: Patently Apple reports that Apple added a Nice Classification #42 listing to its Final Cut Pro trademark in Europe. The Class 42 identification is listed as including software as a service (SaaS), or a platform as a service (PaaS).

SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. PaaS is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable developers to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. They purchase the resources you need from a cloud service provider on a pay-as-you-go basis and access them over a secure Internet connection.

Currently, you can buy Final Cut Pro from the Mac App Store for US$299.99. Presumably, even if Apple offered the software a subscription item, those who prefer could still purchase it outright.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.