Apple One bundles the company's best services in a bid to take on Amazon
The three-tiered plan is a savings boon for Apple users.
On Tuesday, Apple announced Apple One, a bundle of its most popular services starting at $14.95 per month. Individual and Family plans include Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud storage. In addition to these services, a Premier plan includes Apple News+, Fitness+, and more iCloud storage. The bundle will easily save subscribers money while possibly pulling them away from similar offerings from other companies, like Amazon.
The plans — Individual Apple One plans cost $14.95, Family plans cost $19.95, and the Premier plans run $29.95. Individual plans include 50GB of iCloud storage which upgrades to 200GB on Family plans — which can be shared with up to six people. Upgrading to a Premier plan will provide an additional 2TB of iCloud storage that can also be shared with up to six people. If users are on a Family or Premier plan, they can use their separate accounts for all the included services.
Individual and Family plans will be available in more than 100 countries while the Premier plan is currently limited to Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US — where Apple News+ is available. Fitness+ will be added to the Premier plan when it goes live later this year. All plans will be available on any device that supports the services.
Savings — The plans save subscribers anywhere from roughly $6 each month to approximately $25. Any services that users don't already have will include a 30-day trial. As typical, for an additional kickback, using an Apple Card to pay for a subscription will yield 3 percent cashback.
As it gets increasingly expensive to use Apple's popular services, this new bundle could appease parts of Apple's user base to keep them from jumping ship to the more open, less expensive Android ecosystem.