IF you use several Apple services you might be unnecessarily overspending.
It’s never been more important to keep costs down as cost of living crisis squeezes everyone’s spending.
What some people don’t realise is that Apple offers a bundle that can save up to £23 a month.
The firm has a product called Apple One which offers a special subscription to take all its iPhone services together.
It means you get a pretty decent discount off them versus the individual price – especially if you’re already subscribed to more than one separately.
The top package brings together several popular platforms such as Apple Music and iCloud to store your photos.
Apple One was first launched back in 2020.
Over the years the plan has expanded as Apple launched even more products.
So these days you can get Arcade for ad-free gaming and TV+ for hit shows and movies exclusive to the tech giant.
If you already subscribe to a few Apple services, this could work out as a simple way to cut your iPhone bills.
And it can be sorted instantly on your iPhone.
What is included in Apple One?
Apple One comprises of six services.
- Apple Music – a music streaming service
- Apple TV+ – a TV and movie streaming service
- Apple Arcade – a premium video gaming service
- iCloud+ – a cloud storage and security service
- Apple News+ – a premium news service
- Apple Fitness+ – a video-based personal training service
Not all Apple One subscriptions will include all six services.
The two cheapest options only include the top four.
How much does Apple One cost?
It depends on which tier you opt for.
There are three different options: Individual, Family and Premier.
The first two only include Music, TV+, Arcade and iCloud+.
But with Family, you can share with up to five other people, and you get 200GB of iCloud storage versus 50GB.
Upgrade to Premier and your iCloud storage skyrockets to a whopping 2TB.
And you also get Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+ bundled in.
Here’s how much each tier costs per month:
- Apple One Individual – £16.95
- Apple One Family – £22.95
- Apple One Premier – £32.95
Is Apple One good value for money?
First, let’s take a look at how much each Apple subscription would normally cost:
- Apple Music – £10.99
- Apple TV+ – £6.99
- Apple Arcade – £4.99
- iCloud+ – £0.79 (50GB), £2.49 (200GB), £6.99 (2TB)
- Apple News+ – £9.99
- Apple Fitness+ – £9.99
If you subscribe to all of them, then you’re definitely going to save money.
But if you only subscribe to one or two services, you might not be getting your money’s worth.
If you’re tempted to bag a few more services, it might be worth considering Apple One.
Here are Apple’s official monthly savings depending on the tier you buy:
- Individual – save £7
- Family – save £9
- Premier – save £23
Mix and match the services you want, and see if Apple One works out better for you.
All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed.
Always do your own research before making any purchase.
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