Apple today announced Apple One, a series of new subscription bundles that provide access to various Apple services for one combined monthly price.
In response, Spotify sent statements (via Peter Kafka) to the press deciphering Apple’s anti-competitive behavior and calling on “competition authorities” to stop Apple before it can do “irreparable harm” to developers.
Once again, Apple is using its dominant position and unfair practices to penalize competitors and deprive consumers by giving preference to its own services. We urge competition authorities to take urgent action to curb Apple’s anti-competitive behavior. If not verified, it will cause irreparable damage to the developer community and jeopardize our collective freedoms to listen, learn, create, and connect.
There are three separate Apple One plans that start at $ 14.95 per month. The standard plan includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage. Individually, these services would be priced at $ 21, saving customers $ 6 per month.
The Family Apple One plan includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage for $ 19.95 per month. All services can be shared by up to six family members. Individually, these services would be priced at $ 27.96.
The Premier Apple One plan, priced at $ 29.95 per month, includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, Apple News +, Apple Fitness +, and 2TB of iCloud – Storage that can be shared by up to six family members. The Premier plan offers the greatest savings as these services would be priced at $ 54.94 individually.
Spotify has long been dissatisfied with “Apple Music” because it is installed by default on iPhones and there are no additional fees for customers who purchase a subscription on an Apple device. Spotify, meanwhile, has to pay Apple’s 30 percent cut to get access to a premium subscription purchase on an Apple device.