Apple has announced its new subscription service Apple One, in a mega event conducted at Cupertino, USA the last week. Apple One consolidates all of the tech giant’s subscription services in one place. The individual plan associates Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+ and the iCloud together.
From autumn 2020, the services can be accessed across devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac, as per the announcements in Apple Event 2020.
“Apple One makes enjoying Apple subscription services easier than ever, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and more,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “With Apple One, you can access the best of Apple entertainment across all your favourite devices with one simple subscription.”
Apple announced in a statement: “Starting this fall, customers with Apple subscriptions will be recommended the right Apple One plan for them so they can sign up with a tap from any Apple device and get even more for less.”
Apple One subscription charge in UAE
In the UAE, there will be two Apple One packages for customers to choose between. The Individual package costs Dh39.95 per month and includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and 50GB of iCloud.
The Family package can be shared between up to six family members and includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and 200GB of iCloud storage for Dh52.95 per month. There will be a 30-day free trial for any services that customers do not already have.
Globally, there will also be a Premier plan, which includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+ and 2TB of iCloud storage for $29.95 (Dh110) per month. It can also be shared among up to six family members.
Based on standard monthly pricing for the services, signing up to the Individual plan offers UAE customers a saving of Dh23 per month, and the Family plan offers a savings of over Dh28 per month, which is Dh276 and Dh336 per year, respectively.
Amid heightened health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, Apple rolled out a new subscription service called Fitness+. The service costs less than $80 (Dh294) a year and allows up to five family members to use it at no additional cost.
The Apple event 2020 also revealed that as part of its commitment to sustainability, Apple will no longer ship USB power adapters with new Apple Watch models.
The company is using recycled material and a 100 per cent recycled case on aluminium models of smartwatches. Combined, Apple’s efforts cut the equivalent of 159,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions per year from the atmosphere, it said.