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Everyone in the family using Apple gadgets? Here’s a smart way to save money

Spending money on a bunch of different services can add up over time. To save you some cash, Apple has introduced several bundled services. Tap or click here to try this super helpful iPhone trick you’re not using yet.

But how does spending money save you money? The idea behind Apple One is that it would be cheaper to buy a collection of services. If you had to purchase each one individually, it would work out to be a lot more.

A one-month free trial is available, but it only applies to services you haven’t tried yet. Let’s look at the different collections, what they include and who they are best suited for.  

One Apple to rule them all

Apple One collections consist of three different bundle options. Each is designed to suit the needs of a variety of users, so there will be a bundle that’s right for you.

Here is a list of available services to bundle:

  • Apple Music – Over 75 million songs ready to stream or download, ad-free.
  • Apple TV+ – Critically acclaimed Apple Original shows and movies.
  • Apple Arcade – Over 200 games. No ads. No in-app purchases.
  • iCloud+ – Keep your photos and files safe, updated and available wherever you are.
  • Apple News+ – Leading newspapers and hundreds of magazines at your fingertips.
  • Apple Fitness+ – A new fitness experience powered by Apple Watch.

Essentially it is an all‑in‑one monthly subscription that includes up to six of Apple’s services. You might already be paying separately for Apple Music and Apple TV+, but you can save each month through Apple One with one of the bundles.

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It is great that you can access the subscribed services on any Apple device you are signed into. You are not limited to using a service on the device you used to sign up.

Keep in mind: Apple One is only available on iOS 14 or later, iPadOS 14 or later, Apple TV with tvOS 14 or later and Mac with macOS Big Sur 11.1 or later.

The Individual plan

As the name implies, the Individual collection is better suited to one person using the services. For $14.95 per month, included in the group is:

  • Apple Music
  • Apple TV+
  • Apple Arcade
  • Apple iCloud+ storage of 50GB

Apple Music is a streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs. Apple TV+ offers streaming video content, and Apple Arcade is the company’s mobile gaming offerings.

By signing up for this collection, you can save $6 a month versus subscribing to each service individually.

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The Family option

For $19.95 a month, the Family option is a great value if you have other people in your household. You can share your subscription to Apple One with up to five other people, and the price will save you $8 a month.

The Family plan includes:

  • Apple Music
  • Apple TV+
  • Apple Arcade
  • Apple iCloud storage of 200GB

The Premier collection

With the most significant savings of $25 per month, the Premier collection includes all six of Apple’s services for $29.95 a month. Like the Family option, you can also share your Apple One subscription with up to five people.

The collection includes:

  • Apple Music
  • Apple TV+
  • Apple Arcade
  • Apple iCloud storage of 2TB
  • Apple News+
  • Apple Fitness+

The massive storage space makes this an attractive bundle, but there are some things to keep in mind. Fitness+ requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later, so you can’t use the service if you don’t have one.

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