15 September 2020
There have been reports around that Apple could bring “One” subscription packs that will bundle its several services together into one and will cost lesser than what an individual service would cost. Apple is reportedly adopting a tiered approach to bundle its services. Now the very first evidence of Apple One subscription existence has surfaced that indicates the launch could just be nearer.
The Apple One subscription reference has been spotted in Apple Music’s latest beta version for Android. The folks over at 9to5Google have decompiled the latest version of the application that has been uploaded to the Google Play Store and unearthed a few strings that are referring to much-reported Apple One subscription.
The text in the strings like “Included in Apple One,” “Subscription Bundle,” and a full-fledged sentence – “Your Apple Music subscription will be included in Apple One starting %s. You will not be charged for both subscriptions,” clearly hints at what’s coming. The strings also reveal that Apple is addressing the subscription with the codename “aristotle” internally.
However, a string stating, “You can manage your Apple One subscription using your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac,” indicates users may not able to manage or renew their subscription from the Android version of the Apple Music app. Well, it seems this insufficiency will be solved soon once the bundle goes live on the Android app of Apple Music as well.
Apple has an event to conduct on September 15, it is likely we see it announcing the Apple One subscription plan as well. A previous report by Bloomberg stated the October launch, though.
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