Apple One appears to be the official name of Apple’s upcoming subscription bundle service that might be announced next week or alongside the iPhone 12.
Credit for this discovery goes to 9to5Google, who found further evidence of the existence of Apple One in beta version 3.4.0 of the Apple Music Android app.
With the code name “Aristotle”, the code strings found in the app show that Apple Music will be included in the bundle. It also shows that existing users can integrate their existing music membership with Apple One without canceling the same service or paying twice.
Unfortunately, you cannot edit your subscription from the Android app. Instead, the text in the APK file tells you to use “your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac”
We had previously seen evidence of Apple One thanks to a report from Bloomberg in August. It combines Apple’s current line of subscription services – Apple TV Plus, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple News Plus – into a single payment, which is far more convenient for users who have used Apple’s premium services.
There also seem to be multiple tiers on offer, with the cheapest being music and television and adding the next two tiers of ladder in Arcade and News Plus. There may also be an option to bundle in iCloud, Apple’s premium storage option.
With these bundle options, Apple seems to be hoping it can encourage users to sign up for multiple services that they would otherwise not want to use. There’s no word on pricing yet, but we’ll likely find out for sure when Apple releases the full version of iOS 14 in the fall.
It is believed that next week’s Apple event will focus entirely on the Apple Watch 6 and iPad Air 4. We may see some iPhone 12 info, or maybe just a teaser, but most are expecting Apple to host a second event for its new flagship smartphone in October.
The big changes rumored for the Apple Watch 6 are a new case design that removes the digital crown in favor of a new optical sensor for navigating menus, and SpO2 blood oxygen tracking for improved health measurements. The fourth generation model of the iPad Air will feature a new case design similar to that of the iPad Pro and an A14X chipset for more performance.