Apple Arcade rumored to cost $4.99 per month after one month free trial

Earlier this year, Apple announced a mobile games subscription service called Apple Arcade. Unfortunately at the time there wasn’t any mention of just how much the service would cost when it arrives later this year.

Now, we may finally have an answer.

According to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple Arcade will cost $4.99 per month. This discovery was made as part of an API tied to the App Store app. A tagged promotional message indicates that Apple Arcade will cost the $5 per month, but that Apple will continue to offer a one month free trial for the public later this year as well.

Today, I was able to get information about the price of an Apple Arcade subscription to customers. This information is available in one of the APIs used by the App Store app. According to a promotional message found in the service, the price for Apple Arcade will be $4.99 / month, including a one-month free trial. As Apple previously announced, the service will allow access to all members in a Family Sharing account.

Apple launched an early access program for Apple Arcade earlier this month, but that’s for employees only and costs just $0.49 per month for the time being. That price will go up after the early access program shuts down later this year, once the subscription service goes live to the public.

Of course, things can change. Right now Apple has not officially announced anything just yet, so this could all change before the service launches this fall.

At $4.99 per month, Apple Arcade would be almost too good to pass up. If this is indeed the case, will you sign up?