Apple Music Offering Six-Month Free Trial to Students Until Late September

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has announced that students who have yet to subscribe to Apple Music can now get a six-month free trial, double the standard three months, in the United States and select other countries. The limited time promotion ends September 26, 2019, according to an internal memo obtained by the blog Appleosophy.


    When the trial ends, the Apple Music plan for students is $4.99 per month, compared to the standard $9.99 per month for individuals.

    While various carriers have offered extended Apple Music trials, this is the first time Apple has offered a six-month trial itself. The offer is part of Apple's annual Back to School promotion in which students can also get a free pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad.

    (Thanks, Holden Satterwhite!)

    Article Link: Apple Music Offering Six-Month Free Trial to Students Until Late September
  2. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
  3. 69Mustang macrumors 604


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    Them subscription numbers are about to go up a bit. :p:D
  4. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

    Oct 19, 2014
    Tempe, Arizona
    Question is how many will stay after the free trial? I did Apple Music first came out :).
  5. NIKKG macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2012
  6. dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    “And then renew your subscription with our new Apple Card to add to your crippling student debt!”
  7. JetTester macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2014
    On one hand, it is a nice thing to do for students, and on the other, 6 months is plenty of time for Apple Music to become an integral part of their lives, and they’ll become long term customers. Good for all, as long as they can actually afford it.
  8. RickDEGH macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2018
    Exactly the same thing I thought. It’s a good strategy and somewhat a win-win for all.
  9. vicviper789 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2013
    Dang, I just signed up last month. I don’t care for the music curation as much as Spotify- it will NOT stop suggesting hiphop and rap even after explicitly telling it I don’t listen to that.
  10. rcooked macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2015
    Wish they offered a discount on the family plan for those of us who are students.
  11. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    I'd say it's doing it's job and trying to get you to listen to the best music...
  12. iRutherford macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2018
    Columbus, OH
    Sometimes, my Favorites Mix have hip hop and R&B songs I don't remember ever listening to. It's so annoying. Even my New Music Mix has a bunch of these despite my play history being majority rock, alternative, metal, indie, grunge, punk and pop rock.
  13. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I feel Apple Music is NOT doing great, so they introduce this 6-mo free trial for students. Why not 6-mo promo last year?

    Thankfully, 90% of my music in my library won’t appear on any streaming service. So I am good.
    It highly depends on how your “best music” definition is.
  14. FamVR, Jul 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019

    FamVR macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2019
    Hmm. Just three months in The Netherlands. Ok.

    Some will probably say that we’re a rich country, others may scream: “discrimination”. Which in my opinion it’s not. Of course.

    We’re always paying more for products and services. Here’s an example. Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus costs €47800 Insane TAX country.
  15. Ritmo macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seeing only 3 months in Finland also :/

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