Announced in November in beta, Apple Business Essentials is now available to all small businesses in the United States.
“Apple has a deep and decades-long commitment to helping small businesses thrive,” Apple vice president Susan Prescott says. “From dedicated business teams in our stores to the App Store Small Business Program, our goal is to help each company grow, compete, and succeed. We look forward to bringing Apple Business Essentials to even more small businesses to simplify device management, storage, support, and repairs. Using this new service leads to invaluable time savings for customers—including those without dedicated IT staff—that they can invest back into their business.”
Apple Business Essentials is a subscription offering with various tiers that provides device management, 24/7 Apple support, iCloud storage, and, optionally, AppleCare+ for Business Essentials, a new offering that adds 24/7 access to phone support, training for IT administrators and employees, and up to two device repairs per plan—by individual, group, or device—each year.
There are 6 tiers. The entry-level tier costs $2.99 per device per month and includes 50 GB of storage. The multidevice tier costs $6.99 per user per month, covers three devices, and provides 200 GB of storage. The multidevice, more storage tier costs $12.99 per user per month, covers up to three devices, and offers 2 TB of storage. Each of these tiers can be had with AppleCare+ for Business Essentials at a cost of $9.99 per device per month, $19.99 per user per month, and $24.99 per user per month, respectively.
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