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Apple One

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Apple announced their Apple One services bundle during the Time Flies event in September 2020. It combines all of Apple's services into three tiers of bundles for a reduced price. The bundle is now available, though Fitness+ will launch later in 2020.

● Three tier approach
● Individual is $14.95/mo
● Family is $19.95/mo
● Premier is $29.95/mo
● Save customers $6-$25 per month


Apple One could be the catalyst that drives Apple services revenue even higher. Each bundle is designed to save users money while drawing them into a service they previously would not subscribe to. Apple One includes a 30-day free trial for any service tier chosen by users.

Apple One Bundled Services

Individual plan

  • Apple Music: $9.99
  • Apple TV+: $4.99
  • Apple Arcade: $4.99
  • iCloud storage, 50GB: $0.99
  • Total cost: $20.96
  • Apple One plan: $14.95
  • Savings per month: $6.01

The individual plan includes the core of Apple's entertainment lineup, as well as 50GB of iCloud storage. It'll save individuals about $6 a month if they already subscribe to Apple's music, TV, and game subscriptions.

Note that the individual plan won't let you share your Apple Music or iCloud storage with family members. For that, you'll need the Family or Premier plans.

Family plan

  • Apple Music Family: $14.99
  • Apple TV+: $4.99
  • Apple Arcade: $4.99
  • iCloud storage, 200GB: $2.99 a month
  • Total cost of individual services: $27.96
  • Apple One plan: $19.95
  • Savings per month: $8.01

The Apple One savings get larger as you go up in tiers, and the Family plan will let families of up to six members save about $8 a month on Apple's entertainment services.

Unlike the Premier plan, Apple One Family doesn't include Apple News+ or the newly announced Fitness+. It does allow for family sharing.

Premier

  • Apple Music Family: $14.99
  • Apple TV+: $4.99
  • Apple Arcade: $4.99
  • iCloud storage, 2TB: $9.99 a month
  • Apple News+: $9.99
  • Apple Fitness+: $9.99
  • Total cost of individual services: $54.94
  • Apple One plan: $29.95
  • Total savings: $24.99

The Premier plan includes Apple's entire slate of services, even Apple News+ and the newly debuted Apple Fitness+. Its price of $29.95 represents about a $25 savings per month compared to subscribing to all the services separately.

Premiere is also the only option if either the Fitness+ or News+ services are crucial for you. Apple does note that Premier isn't going to be available everywhere because News+ is restricted to Australia, Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. Similarly, Fitness+ won't be available until later in 2020, meaning Premier subscribers won't get access to it until it's added.

Users with free trials or those who already subscribe to Apple services will receive a refund for the respective subscriptions after paying for Apple One upfront. Many users will benefit from these refunds through February due to an extension on Apple TV+ on-year free trials and the recent Apple Arcade promotion.

New iCloud limits

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Users have long clamored for more iCloud storage options and they have arrived. Now users with an existing Apple One subscription can increase their storage by up to 2TB for a total for 4TB.

Access your iCloud settings, manage your storage, and select a supplemental storage plan in the menu to increase your total storage. Previously users would max out with 2TB of storage.

Apple provides 5GB of iCloud storage for free, and includes 50GB with the Individual plan. Users can then increase their storage by paying an additional $1, $3, or $10 to increase their storage by 50GB, 200GB, or 2TB. This is available for all three tiers of Apple One.

Other Bundles

Apple TV+, CBS All Access, and Showtime for $9.99 per month Apple TV+, CBS All Access, and Showtime for $9.99 per month

Apple announced a separate bundle deal for Apple TV+ subscribers in mid-August. The bundle offers CBS All Access and Showtime in a single package for $9.99 per month.

CBS All Access by itself is $9.99 per month, and Showtime is $10.99 per month, so this bundle is set to save users $10.99 per month. The bundle is available now to anyone who already has an Apple TV+ subscription, but it is unknown if this is a long term deal or limited time price.

This bundle and Apple One will work together fine but will be an added expense outside of the services bundle.

 
 

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