It looks like these reports of Apple’s upcoming subscription bundle were accurate. According to strings of code included in the latest version from Apple Apple points to a new product called “Apple One”, a music app for Android devices (version 3.4.0 beta). The code discovered by 9to5Google also states that Apple Music will be included in the Apple One subscription bundle.
These aren’t just good guesses based on vague code references, either. In one part, Apple is making a very clear statement about what Apple One will be and how it affects Apple Music.
Your Apple Music subscription is included in Apple One from% s. You will not be charged for either subscription.
You can manage your Apple One subscription with your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac.
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The other key sections of code are as follows:
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Subscription bundle% s
The result essentially confirms Bloomberg’s reporting earlier this year that Apple was ready to launch an Apple One subscription bundle this fall, likely along with the iPhone 12. The new bundle is said to be Apple Customers are encouraged to subscribe to multiple services by offering discounts on different groups of services. Bloomberg had announced that a base package would include Apple Music and Apple TV +, while more expensive tiers would add other services like Apple Arcade and Apple News + and even an iCloud subscription.
Unfortunately, none of the newly discovered codes contain the prices of the new bundle or what else it might contain.
It’s a bit funny that Apple, a company notoriously searching for ways to combat product leaks, has been the source of several recent leaks. In addition to this latest confirmation from Apple One, in April the company accidentally confirmed the existence of an unreleased product, “AirTags,” via a support video it uploaded to its own YouTube account.
Nor was this the first time that Apple’s own code pointed to its service package. 9to5Mac had previously discovered internal files in iOS 13.5.5 that contained mentions of a “Bundle Offer” and “Bundle Subscription” that were not seen in previous iOS versions.
However, today’s leak confirms that Apple has actually chosen the name “Apple One” for its bundle product.
Perhaps we will learn more about Apple’s event next week, where the company is expected to focus on iPad and Apple Watch. Or maybe we won’t hear about Apple One until October when Apple announces the iPhone 12.