Apple One is Now Available

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Apple, Cloud, iOS, iPadOS, Mobile, Mobile gaming with 16 Comments

Apple’s new family of subscription services bundles, called Apple One, is now available, though Fitness+ won’t arrive until December.

“Apple One bundles up to six great Apple services into one easy subscription,” the Apple One website notes. “Apple Music, Apple TV⁠+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, the all‑new Apple Fitness+ powered by Apple Watch (coming late 2020), and iCloud — all come together for you or your entire family to enjoy. Update your iPhone or iPad to the latest OS to get Apple One and choose the plan that’s right for you.”

Apple announced Apple One at its September virtual event, and while the firm hasn’t officially announced its availability, it’s now possible to sign-up for one of the bundles via your iPhone or iPad via a non-discoverable path: Just open Settings on the device, Settings, tap your name, and select “Get Apple One,” and then choose the tier.

As you may recall, there are three available tiers:

Individual. This costs $14.95 per month and offers 50 GB of iCloud storage, Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade.

Family. This costs $19.95 per month with the same services access but 200 GB of iCloud storage.

Premier. This costs $29.95 per month and offers 2 TB of iCloud storage, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+.

In each case, Apple is offering a 30-day free trial.

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Comments (16)

16 responses to “Apple One is Now Available”

  1. scottib62

    Wonder about the monopoly ramifications of this? How many more apps will be shut out of the app store?

  2. will

    I wish Apple News+ was the option over Arcade or Music. While I like the idea of bringing a value to a bundle, news is a bigger value for me vs Apple Arcade. Yes, for $10 more I get News+, Fitness+, and 2TB os storage, but the iCloud system is still lacking compared to M365.

    • retcable

      In reply to will:

      I do as well. I am not a gamer at all, other than the occasional session of some casual game while waiting for something, which is rare these days. Currently my only subscription to an Apple service is to Apple Music, which is $9.95/month, but to get the extra iCloud storage, Arcade, and the Apple TV+ services for only an additional $5 per month is just fine, I just wish I could substitute News for Arcade. News+ isn't all that exciting to me, I won't miss it much as there are plenty of other ways of getting news, but having it as an option would be nice.

      • helix2301

        In reply to retcable:

        I agree I wish I could substitute arcade for news+ but that might be the reason why you need the more expensive plan Apple knows which are the popular ones that prob why they bundle them with more expensive services.

    • helix2301

      In reply to will:

      I agree I like Apple News+ would really like to over the arcade. I don't think Apple arcade worth it at all.

  3. Chris_Kez

    As an Apple Music household with 2TB iCloud storage I’m just waiting for Fitness + to get the Premier bundle.

    If Microsoft would let me expand my O365 to include Xbox game streaming and bring back Groove music I’d happily jump on that bundle instead.

  4. waethorn

    Apple TV+ is kind of a drag. There's not a lot of decent content on there that warrants a subscription. It's like Disney+: you could probably subscribe for one month out of the year, watch everything of any value, and rotate your payment to some other video service for the next month. If you can do that with an annual free trial, then all the better on your wallet. Music might be worth it if you're into subscription services, but it's cheaper on its own. If you're combining Music and Arcade to keep the kids happy, I guess you're saving a few bucks. Apple was smart not to charge $10/mth for Apple Arcade though - the games just aren't worth it. If PlayStation Now was on more devices, it's a far better deal.

  5. jimchamplin

    Is Premier a family plan?

  6. igor engelen

    Just signed up for Family.

    2€ extra / month for access to Apple TV+ and Arcade games is a pretty good deal.

  7. crunchyfrog

    I signed up for the family plan. Overall it saves a bit of money although I wish that Apple had allowed some customization. I would rather have News over Arcade but this must be a way of subsidizing Arcade and pushing the subscriber count to make it look profitable internally I suspect.