Companies have been using the subscription model for several years now to offer us everything from music and TV to fitness content, video games and news. And though these subscriptions aren’t typically too costly on their own, all those memberships fees can really add up. This is especially true for Cupertino-based tech giant, Apple.
The company provides several subscription-based products to fill out your everyday life. There’s Apple Music for your audio desires, Apple TV+ for your visual entertainment, the iCloud for your memories, Apple News+ for current events and Apple Arcade for your downtime. The company also grew its family of subscriptions during a recent Apple Event on September 15 with the unveiling of Apple Fitness+. That’s a lot of subscriptions.
Luckily for Apple fans, the company also introduced an all-encompassing subscription bundle during tits annual product showcase deemed Apple One, which will drop sometime this fall.
Is Apple One Worth It?
If you were to subscribe to all of the aforementioned services individually, you would be looking at a total of $41 a month to maintain your Apple ecosystem. It might not seem like much, but when you extrapolate it to almost $500 a year, the cost might sting a little.
To help you better manage your subs and their costs, Apple One will offer three types of packages that vary in price and scope, with savings ranging from $6 to $25 per month:
If you want to get the best bang for your buck, then the Family package, at $19.95 per month, is the way to go. Being able to share the service with up to five other people can save you and your family quite a bit of money. And the iCloud storage gets a nice bump from 50GB on the Individual plan up to 200GB.
However, if your family is a group of exercise junkies, then the Premier level with the inclusion of Fitness+ for $29.95 a month might be better suited for you. Either way, these subscription bundles will be well worth the price if you already subscribe to several of the included services.
You don’t have to take the plunge without testing the waters, either. When the bundle becomes available, you can get a free 1-month trial of Apple One or any of the individual services that you haven’t tried yet.
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