, Ray7 wrote

Cook mentioned Cupertino has 400 million active credit cards on file – and he felt the need to mention it twice.

Isn't that fairly meaningless though? IIRC every owner of an iDevice (at least iPod, iPhone,iPad) has to activate it with a credit card before they can use it, regardless as to whether or not they subscribe to anything Apple provides. I'm annoyed enough when a company that had good cause to require my card details (I paid for something) stores them indefinitely - let alone when they don't really need them in the first place. Yet another reason to hate that company.