APPLE is planning to bundle payments for iCloud, Apple Music and its other services into a new subscription model, according to reports. The rumoured shake-up would see users pay a single monthly fee for the US firm’s various apps rather than shelling out for each of them separately. Known internally as Apple One, the bundles are launching with the new iPhone in October, sources told Bloomberg. As well as being more convenient for customers, the California firm hopes the packages will encourage users to subscribe to more Apple services. According to Bloomberg, a number of different tiers will be available at varying prices. The basic package will lump together Spotify-rival Apple Music and Netflix-style app Apple TV+, while a more expensive option will add Apple Arcade, the firm’s video game subscription service.The next tier will feature Apple News+ – which provides access to pay-walled news sites for a monthly fee – while a further upgrade will grant customers access to extra storage with Apple’s cloud storage service, iCloud. An extra, as-yet unseen fitness app will allegedly also be bundled in with the pricer tiers. Apple One is aimed at families, and up to six people will have access to each… Read full this story
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