Apple has been focusing on the 'services' part, which has arguably proved to be fulfilling for the company. Taking this forward, the Cupertino tech major introduced the Apple One subscription service last month, which provides many of its services under one. The service is now live for users globally and even in India. Read on to know more about it.
Apple One now available
As announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company's quarterly earnings call, Apple One is now available. For the uninitiated, Apple One will act as an umbrella service to provide iOS users with Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple iCloud storage, and the new Apple Fitness+ under one roof. However, the Apple One plans in India don't include Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+. There is an Apple One Premier plan that includes Fitness+ and News+ but it is available only in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US. There is no word on its availability in India at the time of writing.
There are two Apple One plans in India: the Rs. 195/month one which includes Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Arcade and 50GB of free iCloud storage, and the Rs. 365/month with Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, and 200GB of iCloud storage. While the Rs. 195 plan is meant for an individual, the Rs. 365 plan is apt for a family to add up to 5 extra members.
The Apple One service can be simply used by signing in with the Apple ID. People who go for the family pack will get access to the services via separate Apple ID for private access. Additionally, any of the services that haven't been tried yet will be free for a month under the Apple One subscription plan. The new service will help users save around Rs. 177/month with the individual plan and around Rs. 201/month on the family plan. This will help users get more services at a single price making the Apple One service a noteworthy addition to the Apple services.
To recall, Apple One was introduced last month along with the new iPad Air, iPad 8th Generation, Apple Fitness+ and more at Apple's September 15 online event.
How to get Apple One?
You need to follow simple steps to get access to the Apple One subscription service:
- Make sure your iPhone or iPad to the latest OS version. If you haven't, head to Settings>General>Update>Download and Install>Install, and you are done
- Once updated, you need to head to the Settings app and select your ID badge at the top
- Now, select the Subscriptions option to find all your subscriptions
- There, you will now find the new 'Get Apple One' option
- Tap on it and you will be taken to a page with all the plans available.
- Choose from the two options: Rs. 195 plan and Rs. 365 plan
- Now tap on the 'Start Free Trial' option to get a 30-day free trial and you are good to go
The subscription will be charged from your saved payment option once the free trial ends. If you wish to end it, you can do so before the 30 days end by clicking Settings>ID badge>Subscriptions and then cancel it.