At its special event on 15 September, we're fairly sure that Apple will talk about new iPads and Apple Watches. (Here are all the announcements we expect.) But we also now believe that the company's rumoured Apple One services offering will become a reality on the night.
9to5Google has found concrete evidence of this by partially recompiling code of beta version 3.4.0 of Apple Music for Android. In some text strings, not only the internal code name of the package could be found (Aristotle), but also the specific name of the service, Apple One.
Apple Music would naturally form one of the basic building blocks of any entertainment-focused Apple bundle, which is probably why the company is preparing the app for it. Indications of a possible subscription package from Apple have been found in earlier betas: in a beta of iOS 13.5.5, for instance, developers found references to "bundle offer" and "bundle subscription" in Apple News+. But there was nothing as clear-cut as 9to5Google's scoop now.
Another interesting note: it looks like Apple One will feature a smart-charging feature to ensure that customers don't end up paying twice if they already subscribe to one or more of the services within the bundle. One of the coded notifications informs the user: "Your Apple Music subscription will be included in Apple One starting %s. You will not be charged for both subscriptions."
However, there is a limitation for Android users: the user can only manage Apple One on iOS or macOS devices. Renewing the subscription doesn't work in the Android app.
Apple's super subscription Apple One bundle has been rumoured for some time. The company currently has the following subscription offers:
- iCloud online storage (from £0.79/$0.99 a month)
- Apple Music ($9.99/£9.99 a month)
- Apple TV+ (£4.99/$4.99 a month)
- Apple Arcade (£4.99/$4.99 a month)
- Apple News+ (£9.99/$9.99 a month)
Ignoring iCloud storage and News+, you could put together an entertainment package for £19.97/$19.97 a month. Apple One should therefore come in for significantly less than that, although it's expected to be available in a variety of pricing levels.
This article originally appeared on Macwelt. Translation by David Price.