How to get your Apple services for less


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If you subscribe to one or more of Apple’s six subscription services — Apple Music, Apple TV+, iCloud+, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, or Apple Arcade — you may be able to save a few bucks a month by switching to an Apple One subscription bundle.

Three plans are available. The Individual and Family plans include four services — Music, TV+, Arcade, and iCloud+. The Individual plan is $14.95/month, with 50GB of iCloud+ storage; the Family plan can be shared with up to five other people for $19.95/month, with 200GB of shared iCloud+ storage. The Premier plan includes two additional services — News+ and Fitness+ — and can be shared with up to five others for $29.95/month, with 2TB of shared iCloud+ storage.

So, an Apple One bundle could save you as much as $25 a month. Our family has enjoyed an Apple One Premier subscription for over a year and consider it a bargain.

For example, I probably wouldn’t subscribe to News+ or Fitness+ for $9.99/month each, or Arcade for $4.99/month. But I admit I’ve used and enjoyed all three of them far more than I expected. And, assuming I did the math correctly, we get all three for free since we switched to the Premier bundle. Before we switched to the Premier plan, we paid $14.95 a month for our family’s Apple Music subscription, $9.99 a month for 2TB of shared iCloud storage, and $4.99 a month for Apple TV+. If you do the math, you’ll see that the Premier plan gives us three additional services — News+, Arcade, and Fitness+ — for two cents less a month.

I call that a bargain.

While I don’t use Fitness+ or Arcade regularly, I’ve enjoyed exploring both at no additional cost and hope to get more use from them in the future.