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Apple’s focus on services grows more and more each year. Now, the company is pushing forward even further by offering a services bundle appropriately called Apple One. With it, users will be able to pay a flat fee for iCloud storage, TV+, Apple Music, and more – even Apple’s upcoming exercise service, Fitness+.
One bundle to rule them all
Announced at Apple’s September event and due to launch this fall, Apple One comes in three tiers: Individual, Family, and Premium. Individual, which includes Apple Music, TV+, Arcade, and 50 GB of iCloud storage, is priced at $15 per month. Family adds 200 GB of iCloud storage into the mix and supports Family Sharing for $20 per month. Then there’s the Premier bundle: this includes Apple Music, TV+, Arcade, News+, the recently-announced Fitness+, and 2 TB of iCloud storage for $30 per month.
The great thing about an Apple One subscription is that it could actually save you money. With an Apple One bundle, Individual subscribers save $6 per month, Family subscribers save $8, and Premier subscribers save $25 per month. If you’re already subscribing to two or more of Apple’s services, you’re almost guaranteed to save money with one of these new bundles.
In terms of availability, both the Individual and Family tiers of Apple One are launching internationally. But the Premier tier will only be available in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia to begin with, as the reach of News+ and Fitness+ aren’t fully global.
If you’re someone who’s already standing knee-deep in the Apple ecosystem, Apple One could undoubtedly result in monthly savings while adding new services to your collection. One of these services – Fitness+ – isn’t available yet, but it’s due to launch before the end of 2020 and it takes Apple Watch-powered fitness to a whole new level.
Most importantly, Apple One simplifies things in a world of mounting subscriptions to keep track of. Apple is clearly trying to emulate some of the success of the all-in-one Amazon Prime platform, and for many users, signing up will make total sense.
On top of that, if you subscribe to Apple One when it becomes available, users will also be able to access a one-month free trial for services they aren’t already paying for. The three-tiered bundle is launching this fall, so be sure to watch this space.