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Apr 12, 2001

Apple is rumored to be working on a subscription services bundle called "Apple One," which could see a launch in the near future, according to code found in the Android version of Apple Music by 9to5Google.


Signs of an "Apple One" bundle were found in the 3.4.0 beta of Apple Music for Android, confirming that Apple Music will be one component of the services bundle. From the Android app code:
Your Apple Music subscription will be included in Apple One starting %s. You will not be charged for both subscriptions.

You can manage your Apple One subscription using your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac.
There is wording that indicates customers who upgrade to Apple One will not be double charged for Apple Music, and that the Apple One subscription will be able to be managed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.

No other information about the Apple One service was located in the Android version of Apple Music, but the original rumor, from Bloomberg, suggested that the bundled service is set to launch in October, likely alongside the iPhone.

Apple is actually planning for several Apple One bundle tiers. A basic package is expected to offer Apple Music and Apple TV+, while a second tier will also include Apple Arcade. A third bundle tier will include all of the aforementioned services along with Apple News+.

There will also be a higher-end tier that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and iCloud storage, and there may also be a new fitness-oriented service that offers virtual fitness classes.

There is no word on bundle pricing yet, but the bundles are expected to offer savings over purchasing each subscription service separately. Bundle pricing could save customers from $2 to more than $5 a month depending on the bundle.

Article Link: Apple Music Android Code Confirms 'Apple One' Subscription Bundle


macrumors 6502a
Jun 22, 2010
An iPhone and service subscription would be great. iPhone and Apple Music and AppleCare for one rate.

I have heard a lot of people that want AppleCare to somehow be bundled into it.

However, you can choose to "bundle it" with your monthly payment of your Apple devices using the Apple Card. I highly doubt Apple would "detach" it from the purchase of the device itself.


macrumors 603
Feb 5, 2009
I used to be an Apple Music fan, but Spotify just kept one-upping them in many ways (discovery, shared playlists, works well outside of Apple ecosystem) where I had to leave Apple Music. I'm not sure why anyone would pay for Apple News+, but perhaps there are enough News junkies out there that find it worth it. And in my household, there is at least one new Apple iPad, iPhone, Apple TV or Mac purchased every 12 months, so Apple TV+ will be consistently free.

I guess what I'm getting at is, unless Apple One is priced at 9.99 or lower, it's really not going to be a value proposition to most. I still wouldn't leave Spotify for Apple Music even if it meant Apple News+ for the same price.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 18, 2019
I'm not sure why anyone would pay for Apple News+, but perhaps there are enough News junkies out there that find it worth it.
I believe it’s often for the massive magazine catalog that comes with it. I’ve heard it covers most any topic one would want a magazine for. To be fair, I’m not a subscriber, so it’s very possible that I’ve created an exaggerated picture here.


macrumors 601
Nov 23, 2014
It would be nice to be able to exclude apple news from the bundle.
Nope. Apple has to push a not-very-much-used product somehow ?

Seriously, though, at some point ALL the news sites online will have paywalls and then Apple News might seem like a good idea. I just looked at WSJ and a digital access only is $19.50 a month :oops: I can't remember but doesn't Apple News only have "some" of the articles and not ALL?
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macrumors 68000
Jul 11, 2020
Northern California, USA
Not interested in paying for news.... Why would I pay for anxiety and depression when I can get it for free?
You can also get a lot of the Apple News+ articles for free if you Google the headline and go to the site directly. They act like it's premium content when it's not. (Though some of it actually is.)
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