Three 'Apple One' stories
September 2020 - October 2020
Announced in March of 2020, Apple One is an all-in-one subscription that bundles up to six Apple services: Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple One.
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Pricing: What does Apple One cost? Can I share with my family?
Apple One is a subscription bundle, which offers three different tiers.
- Individual: $14.95/month for Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage.
- Family: $19.95/month, you can share Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage with up to six family members.
- Premier: $29.95, you can share Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of iCloud storage with up to six family members.
Any services you haven’t already subscribed to are free for the first month of your Apple One subscription. You can cancel it at any time.
For comparison’s sake, here’s how much each service costs individually:
- Apple Music: $9.99/month for the individual plan, $16.99/month for the family plan, and $4.99 for the student plan.
- Apple TV+: $4.99/month.
- Apple Arcade: $4.99/month.
- Apple News+: $9.99/month.
- Apple Fitness+: $9.99/month or $79.99/year.
- iCloud: $0.99/month for 50GB, $2.99/month for 200GB, and $9.99/month for 2TB.
What does every Apple One service do?
Apple Music is the company’s music streaming subscription-based service that was released on June 30 of 2015 in 100 countries. Apple Music has over 70 million songs in its catalog and offers the ability to download your favorite tracks and play them offline.
Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers.
Apple Arcade is a game subscription service with over 100 new and exclusive games. The service syncs between all of your devices and supports offline playing. There are no ads or in-app purchases with the service. The service allows access to all members in a Family Sharing account.
Apple News+ integrates directly into the News app and features magazines from National Geographic, Popular Science, New Yorker, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and more. Apple News+ also includes content from the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. Readers can follow their favorite topics, favorite publications, and even subscribe to push notifications for breaking news alerts.
Apple calls Fitness+ the “next era of fitness” and for people of all skill levels. Fitness+ requires an Apple Watch and can be used with iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV with the latest software updates rolling out today.
iCloud was launched in 2011 as the successor to MobileMe and is Apple’s current cloud service that allows iOS and Mac users to save and synchronize information. Apple includes 5GB of iCloud storage for free with all accounts and has paid options starting at $0.99/month for 50GB, going up to 2TB for $9.99.
How do I sign up?
There are a few options to sign up for Apple One. If you’re using an iPhone with iOS 14, an iPad with iPadOS 14, or a Mac with macOS Big Sur, just click here. It’s also possible to search for Apple One on your device or go to:
- Settings > Account > Manage Subscriptions
Apple says that if it will save you money, the company will automatically recommend an Apple One plan when you sign up for individual Apple services, based on the services you already have.
Which device and operating system do I need for every service?
Apple One services work across your Apple devices:
- iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 14 or later;
- iPad with iPadOS 14 or later;
- Apple TV with tvOS 14 or later;
- Mac with macOS Big Sur 11.1 or later.
Apple Fitness+ for instance requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later. It’s possible to access Apple Music and Apple TV+ through the Android or web apps.
Can I get more iCloud storage?
Yes, you can. It’s possible to have 4TB of iCloud storage with the Apple One + standalone iCloud subscription. As already explained, every Apple One plan comes with a different storage option for iCloud. If you need more, you can pay extra:
- $0.99/month for 50GB;
- $2.99/month for 200GB
- $9.99/month for 2TB.