21 September 2020
After much anticipation and enough rounds of leaks and tips, Apple’s highly ambitious Apple One bundle subscription plans have now gone official at the company’s “Time flies” event.
As the name implies, Apple One binds several of Apple’s subscription services in one simple plan. It bundles Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and iCloud together so that the users could pay less while having the maximum benefits. But Apple is not just offering only a single plan, where every service is put together. The new Apple One rather includes three different tiers, each focusing on the needs of the customers, so that you do not have to pay unnecessarily for the services you don’t want.
The first one is "Individual" that bundles Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB iCloud storage together for $14.95 per month. The second plan is titled “Family” that integrates all these services but with extra benefits. You get 100GB iCloud storage under this plan for $19.95 per month. Also, this pan can be shared among up to six family members.
The highest plan called the “Premier” tier bundles all the services that are included in the other two plans, plus it includes the newly announced Apple Fitness+ and Apple News+ as well. This also includes 2TB of iCloud storage, everything at $29.95 per month. Just like the “Family” tier, this “Premier” plan lets up to six family members access all the included services with their own personal accounts and preferences.
Apple will offer a 30-day free trial for any of these plans so that customers could determine which pack is best for them.
Apple states, with Apple One, customers will receive only one invoice each month, and they can easily change or cancel their Apple One plan at any time.
Apple touts the new Apple One Individual plan saves over $6 per month, while the Family plan offers savings of over $8 per month. The Premier tier can save over $25 per month.
Apple One Individual and Family plans will be available in over 100 countries and regions starting this fall. The highest-end plan, however, will be available in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US, where Apple News+ is available and Apple Fitness+ will join later this year.