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Apple today began offering special app discounts and perks to Apple Card holders, a feature that appears to be new to the service. There are several Fitness-focused apps that are available at discounted prices or with an extended free trial for Apple Card users.

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Apple is offering an extended 60-day free trial for the Strava app, 40 percent off an annual subscription for Ten Percent Happier, 50 percent off an annual subscription for Sleep Cycle, and 50 percent off an annual Lifesum subscription.

All of these deals are exclusive to Apple Card holders and can be redeemed using links that are provided in the emails that are going out to Apple Card users.

Apple has offered a similar one-time discount for Panera Bread in the past, but the wording of the email suggests that going forward, Apple may be providing new offers on a monthly basis.

The email also highlights Apple Card Monthly Installment payments for Apple Watch and extra trade-in savings that are available at the current time as part of Heart Month.

Article Link: Apple Offering Discounts on Fitness Subscription Apps for Apple Card Users
 

nutmac

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While at it, Apple should throw some bones for Apple Fitness+ and other Apple subscription services, at least 6% instead of 3%.

And I want to see discounted annual pricing option for all Apple subscriptions. So far, Apple offers annual discount for:
  • Apple Arcade: $49.99/year vs. $4.99/month
  • Apple Fitness+: $79.99/year vs. $9.99/month
  • Apple Music Individual: $99.00/year vs. $9.99/month
  • Apple TV+: $49.99/year vs. $4.99/month
Nothing for Apple Music Family, Apple News+, Apple One, and iCloud.
 
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steevn

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While at it, Apple should throw some bones for Apple Fitness+ and other Apple subscription services, at least 6% instead of 3%.

And I want to see discounted annual pricing option for all Apple subscriptions. So far, Apple offers annual discount for:
  • Apple Arcade: $49.99/year vs. $4.99/month
  • Apple Fitness+: $79.99/year vs. $9.99/month
  • Apple Music Individual: $99.00/year vs. $9.99/month
  • Apple TV+: $49.99/year vs. $4.99/month
Nothing for Apple Music Family, Apple News+, Apple One, and iCloud.
It is strange they only do the yearly discount on some services and not all, but I find it hard to believe they will add this option to their other services or even keep it around outside of Apple Music and Fitness+ now that Apple One exists.

I would like to see a yearly discounted fee for Apple One or an option to mix and match Apple One services, but really Apple One is pretty good already so it’s hard to see them going lower.
 

nutmac

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It is strange they only do the yearly discount on some services and not all, but I find it hard to believe they will add this option to their other services or even keep it around outside of Apple Music and Fitness+ now that Apple One exists.

I would like to see a yearly discounted fee for Apple One or an option to mix and match Apple One services, but really Apple One is pretty good already so it’s hard to see them going lower.
Apple One Premier is a great value, savings of whopping $240.21/year over a la carte.

But Apple One Individual represents mere $31.46/year in savings. Apple One Family is a bit better at $76.34/year.
 

steevn

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Apple One Premier is a great value, savings of whopping $240.21/year over a la carte.

But Apple One Individual represents mere $31.46/year in savings. Apple One Family is a bit better at $76.34/year.
Yea, I guess I just don’t know how much more we are expecting them to discount their services lol, even the mere $31.46/year is $31.46/year more than what they could have done.

Obviously we all want huge discounts and major yearly subscription deals, I just wonder at what point people will be satisfied.
 

hagar

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You forgot the socialist economic policies. Does your country require apple to provide repairs for two years for any reason, like some do? Is apple required to pay high income taxes in your country to support universal health care? Are there a lot of regulations in your country on banks and credit card providers, that would create difficulties for apple?
As any international company, Apple knows how to evade these kinds of taxes.

The reality is that non-US customers have to pay a lot more (far more than the overhead Apple may have), while having far less features including ATV Siri Remote, ATV Channels, many Maps features, iOS keyboard features, data detectors, searchable handwriting, services including News+, iTunes Shows, Fitness+, Card and hardware such as the cellular Apple Watch and HomePod.

And on top of that we get an even more stupid Siri.
 
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Janschi

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As any international company, Apple knows how to evade these kinds of taxes.

The reality is that non-US customers have to pay a lot more (far more than the overhead Apple may have), while having far less features including ATV Siri Remote, ATV Channels, many Maps features, iOS keyboard features, data detectors, searchable handwriting, services including News+, iTunes Shows, Fitness+, Card and hardware such as the cellular Apple Watch and HomePod.

And on top of that we get an even more stupid Siri.
Thank you! Finally a person who gets it!
 

BorgCzar

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Does anyone know how to sign up for these emails? I've had an Apple card for over a year and have never received emails about these promotions.
Do you have “apple music, tv and more” turned on in your iCloud settings. Under name phone number and email? If you don’t then you probably opted-out of such emails. That’s my problem.
 

wheeziestShoe08

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I'm so tired of it that Apple only has Apple Pay promos in the US. (I know this is the Apple Card and only available in the US)

Why do they hate their non-US customers so much?
I'm sure they'd love to bring their products to more countries, but those other countries do have regulatory hoops to jump through and those all take time to do. Apple is only bringing the EKG app to some countries now because they finally got all the trademarks and regulatory things approved.
 
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toph2toast

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Do you have “apple music, tv and more” turned on in your iCloud settings. Under name phone number and email? If you don’t then you probably opted-out of such emails. That’s my problem.

Great call, I had that toggled off. Thanks so much!
 
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