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16/09/2020

Apple One: How Much Money Can It Save You?

Apple One: How Much Money Can It Save You?

Yesterday evening, Apple introduced their new monthly subscription bundle named Apple One with three plans for all of the services that Apple currently has to offer, with one of the services coming later in the year.

The cheapest costs £14.95 per month, and includes access to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and 50GB of iCloud storage. The Family package can be shared between up to five people, and it offers the same services as the Individual package, but with 200GB of iCloud storage to share, and with a price of £19.95 per month (or £3.99 per person per month).

Next, there is the ultimate Premier package which for £29.95 per month offers 2TB of iCloud storage and provides access to Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+ (Apple's new fitness streaming service). While monthly fees might sound a bit costly at first, we will be breaking down exactly how much money each of Apple One’s bundles can save you in the long run.

How Much Can I Save With the Apple One Individual Subscription?

If you are using Apple Music, your monthly payments for listening to music are £9.99. 50GB of iCloud storage separately costs £0.79 per month, the Apple TV+ monthly fee is £4.99, and Apple Arcade is £4.99 per month. Therefore, your total spendings on each of these Apple services separately will amount to £20.73 per month.

Getting an Apple One Individual subscription instead will save you £5.78 per month as its monthly charge is only £14.95.

If the main services you are using are Apple Music and iCloud storage, then you will be getting access to Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade for an extra £4.19 per month, which is cheaper than paying for these two services on their own. Of course, if you are not interested in Apple Arcade or Apple TV+, then Apple One Individual will not be the right fit for you as you will benefit more by paying for Apple Music and iCloud storage individually.

Apple ServiceMonthly FeeApple One Bundle
Music9.99Individual
TV+4.99Individual
iCloud 50GB£0.79Individual
Arcade£4.99Individual
Total£20.73£14.95
Monthly
Saving
n/a£5.78

How Much Can I Save With the Apple One Family Subscription?

With the Family bundle, it works out cheaper as this plan can be shared between five people. Paying for all of the Apple services under the Family bundle separately would cost you £27.46 per month as a family, thus subscribing to Apple One Family would cost you £7.51 less which turns out to be almost 30% cheaper.

Apple ServiceMonthly FeeApple One Bundle
Music£14.99Family
TV+£4.99Family
iCloud 200GB£2.49Family
Arcade£4.99Family
Total£27.46 £19.95
Monthly
Saving
n/a£7.51

How Much Can I Save With the Apple One Premier Subscription?

Some families could run out of the 200GB of iCloud storage that is included in the Apple One Family package quickly, so the Premier package which comes with 2TB of iCloud storage might be a better option. In addition to Apple Arcade, Apple TV+ and Apple Music, this bundle comes with Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+.

Monthly payments for all of these services will set you back a sizeable £51.94. With Apple One Premier however, you will be paying £29.95, which will save you almost 50% of your monthly subscription, which is a considerable amount.

Apple ServiceMonthly FeeApple One Bundle
Music£14.99Premier
TV+£4.99Premier
iCloud 2TB£6.99Premier
Arcade£4.99Premier
News+£9.99Premier
Fitness+£9.99Premier
Total£51.94 £29.95
Monthly
Saving
n/a£21.99

Apple One Premier saves you the most out of Apple One’s plans and it has six subscription services in the bundle. If a family of five is already subscribed to Apple Music and uses 2TB of iCloud storage, this would cost £22 per month. For an additional £7 per month, you would get access to Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+ when it becomes available later in the year. This deal is likely to appeal to many users of Apple services with families who will be able to take advantage of decent savings from the bundling of subscription services.

Can I Still Use Apple Services Individually?

Yes, Apple is not removing individual subscriptions, and if, for example, you only use Apple Music, you are better off signing up for an annual subscription. The same goes with Apple Fitness+, if this is something that you are looking forward to from Apple. A one-off annual payment will offer you additional savings and peace of mind.

Unfortunately, Apple One subscriptions are monthly payments at the moment, but Apple may add annual payment plans with even more of a discount in the near future.

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