Back in August, a report outlined a new subscription offering from Apple, with multiple bundles to choose from. And now an Android app has seemingly confirmed such a thing.
As reported by 9to5Google today, the upcoming and still unofficial “Apple One” subscription service has been discovered in references within the Apple Music for Android app. According to the report, Apple appears to have settled on the “Apple One” branding, with multiple reference points suggesting as much. Meanwhile, the internal codename for the service appears to be “aristotle”.
Here’s the string of code:
<string name=”applemusic_with_aristotle_subtext”>Included in Apple One %s</string>
<string name=”aristotle_main_subtext”>Subscription Bundle %s</string>
And if you were curious if Apple would bill you twice for overlapping services if you do pick up the Apple One subscription bundle, that won’t be the case:
<string name=”aristotle_main_more_info”>Your Apple Music subscription will be included in Apple One starting %s. You will not be charged for both subscriptions.</string>
Now, as for the subscription bundles themselves, we have to go back to that report from August. According to Bloomberg, Apple is actually considering various bundle options. The base bundle, for instance, would include Apple TV+ and Apple Music in one purchase price. Meanwhile, more premium Apple One subscription options would include additional iCloud storage, Apple News+, and Apple Arcade. Other options may be unveiled in the near future as well.
Potential bad news for Android users, though: It looks like you won’t be able to renew or even manage your Apple One subscription from the Apple Music for Android app. You’ll need an Apple device to do that:
<string name=”aristotle_renewaloption_subtext”>You can manage your Apple One subscription using your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac.</string>
We still don’t know how much Apple is going to charge for Apple One, or when the company plans on unveiling the new subscription service. But it certainly looks like the company is working towards unveiling it soon enough.
And let’s not forget, Apple has its “Time Flies” event scheduled for Tuesday, September 15. While that even will likely focus on the Apple Watch and a new iPad model, the event is blocked for two hours. That means we have plenty of time to see a new subscription service get unveiled, too.
If Apple One launches, will you sign up? Which subscription services would you want to see bundled together?