Is Apple One a good deal? In this article we are going to be taking an in-depth look at the newly-announced bundle and its various tiers. Apple is pitching it as a good deal for users, so as iDB's resident deals expert, I wanted to dive in and see if that was actually the case.
Apple News Plus
As expected, Apple today announced the upcoming arrival of a new services bundle dubbed Apple One. There are three tiers to choose from, and prices start at just $14.95 per month.
iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur intercept traffic from websites, with Safari opening Apple News+ links in the News app. As a result, Apple News+ subscribers avoid paywalls on the web. Thankfully, you can change that behavior at will. This tutorial will show you how to have the links to stories included in your Apple News+ subscription open on the web instead of in News.
Apple is reportedly readying not one but "a series of subscription bundles" that combine Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News, an upcoming new fitness service from the company, and possible other services, for a lower monthly price, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.
It hasn't even been a year since the $10 per month Apple News+ service launched in the US, UK, Australia and Canada and already its head of business Liz Schimel is out. Schimel was president of international business at magazine publisher Conde Nast prior to joining Apple in 2018. At Apple, Schimel oversaw relationships with advertisers and news publishers.
The Apple story is now more about Services revenue and less about iPhone sales that are continuing to decline. In recognition of that trend, Apple today issued a press release announcing that 2019 was the biggest year for the Services segment in its history. The company provided other numbers that paint the Services business in favorable light.
Apple has increased the term of its free trial for Apple News+ from one to three months, for first-time subscribers in the United States and Canada. The deal is going through Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend only.
How's Apple News+ doing since its launch earlier this year? While Apple hasn't gone out of its way to confirm anything on its own, the comments from others certainly depicts a less than stellar running.
It feels like forever ago that Apple launched Apple News+, one of its latest subscription services that collects a variety of news services and magazines in one spot.
Apple is not against bundles, both on the hardware/software and software/software fronts, and it sounds like the company may be planning to launch a new option next year.
In March of 2018, Apple acquired the digital magazine subscription service Texture. In March of this year, Apple launched its replacement: Apple News+. But it turns out some publishers aren't too pleased with the change.
Apple purchased Texture, a digital reading service that offered a variety of magazines and more for a set monthly fee, back in March of 2018. The company was quick to fold that company's features into its own idea, launching Apple News+ for $10 per month a year later. But for the new service to live, the old one must die.