It’s no secret that Apple likes subscription services, as in recent years it has launched subscriptions to music, news, games and now even fitness. If you’re immersed in the Apple ecosystem, then you know that there are a ton of services to potentially subscribe to, and most of us realized that it was only a matter of time before Apple decided to group them together. It turns out that the company is doing just that with a new service called Apple One.
Despite what the name suggests, Apple One is not just a single collection of all Apple subscription services. Instead, it has a few different layers. The entry level will cost $ 14.95 a month for individual users and includes subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade and 50 GB of iCloud storage. A family plan, which includes all of these same services, but grants access to up to six users and increases iCloud storage to up to 200 GB, will cost $ 5 more – $ 19.95 a month.
And if you want the recently announced Apple Fitness + and Apple News +. Unfortunately, you will have to shell out more money for them, as they are only available on Apple One Premier. Premier includes the four services that are on individual and family plans, but offers subscriptions to Apple News + and Apple Fitness +, in addition to increasing iCloud storage to 2 TB. Your monthly cost? $ 29.95, twice the individual Apple One plan, although it is important to note that the Apple One Premier can also be shared with up to six family members.
So just based on that price, it’s clear that Apple values Apple News + and Apple Fitness + more than the other four subscriptions. Apple One will also give you a free 30-day trial for all Apple services that you are not currently subscribing to, so you can take a look during the test to see if the comprehensive Apple One subscription is the right purchase.
It will be interesting to see how successful the Apple One has become. While the individual plan can cost $ 14.95, some people may find the $ 29.95 / month Apple One Premier plan to be a very expensive pill to swallow. We’ll find out soon, as the Apple One will be released later this fall.