And what about people who absent-mindedly download by clicking the button. They may well miss the free trial information, and think they already paid. A month later, they are going to get angry, because they “already bought it!”. Or they realize it is a free trial, but quickly forget that, because they never formally opted-in to a free trial, later to find their data is being held for ransom unless they pay up. (Such a confusion could arise from overloading the purpose of the “Get” button, to mean download and get a free trial.)
As a consumer, I find the structure of free trials to be paid with by stress, confusion, and hassle.
Sign up for Hulu! But first provide your credit card, get billed a week earlier than they stated, waste time on the phone with customer support, and waste 5 hours of time you will never see again. No thank you.
Apple is likely working to make that process simpler, more straightforward, and not full of regret. Yes, please!