The code discovered by 9to5Mac in iOS and the website domain registration spotted by MacRumors both clearly confirm the Apple One name, although we don’t find much in the way of additional details about what’s coming.
Previous reports based on inside information suggest that a number of different packages will be available starting with audio and video streaming services, then including Apple Arcade and even iCloud storage.
MIX may also have a new service: Rumor has it that Apple is about to launch a digital health and fitness subscription, introduced by Fitbit and Peloton, which will join Apple One.
Subscribe and save
The advantage of Apple One, if it actually appears, is that you will save money compared to taking all these subscriptions in person – although obviously the cheapest option would be to not sign up for anything.
From Apple’s point of view, it is expected that more and more people will commit to paying after the month. It may also be a way to drive more users to less well-known Apple products such as Apple News Plus.
For now we have no idea what the pricing will be for Apple One, although Apple doesn’t want to set it so high that it turns users off. If you already subscribe to many of these services, you may be able to save a little cash each month.
We can hear more about Apple One this week, as Apple has a launch event scheduled for Tuesday, September 15. We’re hoping to show a new Apple Watch and a new iPad Air, and maybe some Apple One details – though the iPhone 12 may be unveiled a few weeks later.