Over the years Apple has introduced a number of subscription services – Music, Arcade, News +, TV +, and others – and it is very un-Apple if you manage all of these services separately. Because of this, the company is preparing to launch a subscription to rule everyone.
It will probably be called “Apple One”. Notes about this service were included in the beta version of APK for Apple Music 3.4.0 during one of 9to5googleAPK demolitions. Apple Music will be part of a subscription bundle, though the exact details are a bit fuzzy.
We heard about Apple’s plans for subscription bundles back in August when a rumor claimed there would be at least four tiers. The cheapest tier is Apple Music and TV + ($ 9 and $ 5 per month for individuals, respectively). There is already a music and TV + package, but it is only intended for students. The price for this is $ 5 per month (that is, of course, with a student discount).
Two interesting things to note here. First, the app’s UI will reassure users that subscribing to Apple One will not now overlap their current music subscription.
Second, they can’t subscribe to the Android app – they have to do it from an iOS device or a Mac. This will likely avoid the tax that Google charges on in-app purchases (30%).
Apple itself calculates a cut for subscriptions on iOS, which is the basis of the argument it deals with Fourteen days Developer Epic Games.
Anyway, Apple has a big event on September 15th that is supposed to focus on a new watch, but don’t be surprised if Apple One is part of the announcement as well.