Usually subscription services let you stock up subscriptions ahead of time. You can buy 3 annual subscriptions at the same day and have 3 years of subscription.
App Store in-app annual subscription doesn’t let you to buy ahead. If you pay for 1 year, you have to wait till the end of that year to pay for the 2nd year. You can’t buy the second year at the same day you bought the 1st, nor can you buy a 2nd year if there are still 4 months of the first year.
Last year I was buying Drafts Pro for the first time and wanted to buy 3 years. Apple didn’t let me.
This year Apple rejected my new card because it’s issued in another country, and I wasn’t able to renew my subscription.
Because of Apple you got less of my money last year, you got none of my money this year, and I don’t have Drafts Pro anymore. That is stupid.
Maybe there is some way to cheat and make Apple accept my new card, but I don’t care to do it. I would not jump through hoops for someone to agree to take my money.
Payments should be easy and I should be able to stock up.