Apple’s new package brings its services together under one bill, but there are a few things we want to know before you subscribe.
At Tuesday’s virtual Apple event, we took a first look at Apple One, a new subscription package tied together various sets of tech giant’s services, including Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and Apple News Plus and the newly announced Apple Fitness includes Plus. Consider it the Amazon Prime version of Apple.
Over the past few years, Apple has invested heavily in its service business, distracting itself from devices that have made the company such a household name as the iPhone and Mac. The introduction of Apple One places more emphasis on these subscriptions and engages people in the growing Apple membership ecosystem and prevents them from leaving.
Ostensibly, Apple One is a great idea for Apple users who are increasingly faced with additional subscription fees. If you put everything under the price tag, it becomes easier to track your monthly payments, and you may find something extra that you weren’t paying at the same price before. However, the small amount of storage you get on the two lower tier plans and the relatively high cost of the Premier plan may deter some iPhone fans before signing up, at least until it becomes clear how all of this will work.