Back in June, 9to5Mac discovered in the iOS 13.5 beta code that Apple planned to consolidate its services into a single subscription. With the latest update to the Apple Music app for Android, 9to5Google confirms that a single “Apple One” subscription is a way, perhaps as soon as Apple’s special event on September 15th.
Kyle Bradshaw for 9to5Google:
Last month, Bloomberg reported new details about this subscription package, such as the services that will be included. Apparently it could be a base package with only Apple TV + and Apple Music, as well as several premium packages that include Apple Arcade, Apple News + and more iCloud storage. At the time, the name “Apple One” was tossed around as a working name.
With the latest release of Apple Music, version 3.4.0 beta, we find that Apple may have added the name “Apple One”, along with an internal codename “aristotle.” These new strings in the app confirm anything other than that Apple Music will be included in Apple One when it launches.
In particular, it appears that you will not be able to manage or renew your Apple One subscription from the Android version of the Apple Music app. Instead, it looks like you may need to use an iOS, macOS, or tvOS device to do so.
MacDailyNews Take: Since not all Apple services are available on fragmandroid, it makes sense that you can only use devices where all the Apple services that can be bundled to sign up for “Apple One.”
An Apple service pack is obviously a good idea:
We really want to see a way to pay for all the Apple services we choose at a price. Give us a bunch of checkboxes, and let’s choose our combination of iCloud storage, Apple Music, iTunes Match, etc., and let’s pay a single price for all our choices. – MacDailyNews, October 17, 2016
Apple can create a more compelling “Prime” package than even Amazon can offer. If Apple rolled out any meaningful iCloud storage deals to it, it would be hard to resist for many, many people! – MacDailyNews, June 8, 2020