Are you starting to feel like you’re handing your entire life savings over to Apple with every subscription you add? Now you can do this in one monthly transaction with Apple One.
All jokes aside, Apple One is a great way to combine all your Apple subscriptions into one and potentially save some money in the process. It’s also a convenient way to split costs with your family without compromising your privacy or TV and music recommendations.
Here’s everything you need to know about the all-in-one subscription package.
What is Apple One?
Apple One is an all-in-one plan that bundles up to six of Apple’s most popular subscription services into one discounted package, including Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, iCloud Plus, Apple Fitness Plus, and Apple News Plus.
What does it include?
There are three plans to choose from: Individual, Family and Premier.
An individual plan costs £14.95/$14.95/€14.95 per month and includes access to Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV Plus and 50GB of iCloud Plus storage.
A family plan costs £19.95 / $19.95 / €19.95 per month and includes all the services included in the individual plan, plus 200GB of iCloud Plus storage. Unlike the Individual plan, which is designed for use by one person, the Family plan can be shared between up to six people (hence the extra storage).
Finally, there is the Premier plan. The highest tier costs £29.95/$29.95 per month and includes access to all of the services above, plus Apple Fitness Plus, Apple News Plus and a massive 2TB of iCloud Plus storage. It’s also available in Europe but at a lower price of €28.95 as the region doesn’t yet have access to Apple News Plus. Like the family plan, the Premier plan can be shared between up to six people.
If you’re worried about your family snooping around in your accounts, don’t let that put you off with the Family and Premier plans. Users sign in with their own Apple IDs, which means they have private access to each service, along with personalized recommendations like you would with an individual account.
Is Apple One worth it?
Whether Apple One is worth it really depends on how many Apple subscriptions you use or intend to use.
A single plan will save you £5.80/$6/€6 per month compared to subscribing to the four services together. With a family plan, your family will save £7.50/$8/€8 if you opt for more than four separate subscriptions, while signing up for the Premier plan will save you up to £22/$25/€16 per month compared to subscribing to the six apps individually.
However, the above is based on whether you would use all included services. If you only want to use two or three, it’s worth calculating the total cost per month for them, along with how many family members you want to split them up, and comparing that to the Apple One packages available to make sure you get the best deal.
Is there a free trial of Apple One?
A free trial is available for Apple One. This is a great option if you want to try the pack and see if you can get enough use of all the services you’re interested in.
Just go to your device’s Settings, tap your name, and select Subscriptions to try Apple One for free for the first month.
To subscribe to Apple One, you need an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 14 or later, an iPad with iPadOS 14 or later, an Apple TV with tvOS 14 or later, or a Mac with macOS Big Sur 11.1 or later. Apple Fitness Plus requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later.
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