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"Apple One" Subscription Launches Today, Starting at $14.95/Month

"Apple One" Subscription Launches Today, Starting at $14.95/Month

Apple’s new bundle has three tiers, giving access to Apple Music, TV+, Arcade, Cloud, News+ and Fitness+, for $14.95-$29.95/month.

Apple’s new bundle has three tiers, giving access to Apple Music, TV+, Arcade, Cloud, News+ and Fitness+, for $14.95-$29.95/month.

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The Apple One subscription bundle just rolled out Friday, marking Apple’s biggest attempt at making their subscription services a little more consumer-friendly. These three tiers involve combinations of access to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, iCloud storage, Apple Arcade, and the newly announced Apple Fitness+. All three of these tiers follow Apple’s new attention to services, now making up a large part of their annual revenue.

Here’s everything you need to know about Apple One, diving in-depth into Apple’s newest service. I’ll also include some calculations to help you decide whether subscribing to the new bundle will help save you money.

Apple One: A Description

Apple One is a subscription bundle, a combination of either four Apple subscriptions or six. It sort of follows some other bulk subscriptions, such as Amazon’s rather large selection of products in their Prime subscription. The difference is you definitely don’t need Apple One to subscribe to any of these services.

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What’s in Apple One?

Apple One is made of Apple’s subscription services, at a discount to help Apple gain some subscribers. There are three tiers, with different selections of Apple’s six products:

  • Individual — Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud 500GB
  • Family — same as individual, but with 200GB of iCloud storage
  • Premier — includes same as Family and Individual, but with 2TB of iCloud storage, Apple News+, and Apple’s yet to be released Fitness+

According to Apple’s website, the Individual plan saves $6 per month, Family at $8 per month, and Premier at $25 per month. We’ll check those numbers later at the price, but either way, Individual and Family have your basic Apple subscriptions, with differing storage. Premier comes with everything at their max tiers.

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How much does Apple One cost?

Apple One is available starting at $14.95 per month, with the Individual plan. 

  • Individual — $14.95/month
  • Family — $19.95/month
  • Premier — $29.95/month

For a cost breakdown, 

  • Apple Music costs $9.99/month for one person, with family at $14.99/month
  • Apple TV+ costs $4.99/month
  • Apple Arcade is $4.99 per month
  • iCloud has four tiers, with a 5GB free tier, a $0.99/month 50GB plan, a $2.99/month 200GB tier, and a 2TB tier for $9.99/month
  • Apple News is a surprisingly high $9.99/month
  • Apple Fitness+ will cost $9.99/year or $79.99/month

This puts the Individual value at $21/month, Family at $28/month, and Premier at $55/month, keeping Apple’s promised discounts of $6, $8, and $25/month accurate.

What’s in each service?

Apple Music: Apple Music is Apple’s music streaming service, a competitor to Spotify/Pandora/Play Music, including ~70 million songs, with no ads

Apple TV+: Apple TV+ is Apple’s video streaming service, with movies and TV shows, now providing 30 original Apple-made shows

Apple Arcade: Apple’s game service has more than 130 ad-free, purchase-free games that you can play on every Apple device that’s not an Apple Watch

iCloud: the iCloud is Apple’s cloud service, that holds your information in remote servers, with a free 5GB, up to 2TB of storage

Apple News+: Apple News+ lets you access articles from all sorts of websites and services, sort of like a gold pass for news websites

Apple Fitness+: this is Apple’s not yet released fitness streaming service, a direct competitor to Peloton Digital and Fitbit Premium. I’m actually sort of hyped for this, and I’m not sure why

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Would Apple One save me money?

If you pay for Apple Music, and are even thinking about getting another Apple subscription, yes. Apple TV starts at $9.99/month, and the Individual plan is $14.95/month. For $5/month more, you get TV+, Apple Arcade, and increased iCloud storage.

If you have a family and you share multiple services and or cloud storage, then yes, I think the Family is good for you.

If you are heavily invested in Apple subscriptions, then the Premier service is very useful. Apple News+ and Fitness+ almost make up the price of the plan alone.

The usefulness of this service comes heavily with cloud storage, ironically the least noticeable part of this. If you already spend money on iCloud, and Music or Arcade, then almost any of these tiers (maybe not Premier actually), could be really useful. Apple says, depending on how many services you buy from them, you can save up to $300 per year. Yet again, it all depends on how much you spend yearly.



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