During its September 2020 event, Apple announced a brand-new subscription service called Apple One that bundles many of the company’s services like Arcade and Music into one monthly price.
For $15 a month, you get Apple Arcade, Music, TV+, and 50GB of iCloud storage in what is called the Individual plan. This is the starting plan, but there are three in total. Along with Apple One Individual, there’s also Family for $20 and Premier for $30. Apple One Family packages the same services as Individual but includes 200GB of iCloud storage and the ability to share the subscription with up to six family members. Meanwhile, Apple One Premier–as its name suggests–bundles all of Apple’s premier services together, including the newly revealed Fitness+ and News+, as well as 1TB of iCloud storage and the ability to share the plan with up to six family members.
Apple One will start rolling out this fall, with a 30-day free trial available for anyone who isn’t already subscribed to a service. The Individual and Family plans will be available in over 100 countries and regions, while the Premier subscription is only available in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US.
Apple Arcade has mostly flown under the radar since its launch in September 2019. The latest news on the service was Apple’s decision to cancel Arcade games in June 2020. According to Bloomberg, Apple wants to keep developers who meet the company’s stringent “engagement” criteria. As such, some studios who didn’t meet these requirements have had their contracts scrapped.
One of the most prominent games on Apple Arcade is Grindstone, a bloody puzzle-adventure developed and published by Below creators Capybara Games. The studio announced that Grindstone will hit Nintendo Switch this fall with every update that’s been released for the game on Arcade so far.
Apple also announced two new iPads and two additional Watches during its September 2020 event. The company also confirmed that all of its software updates–including iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, and others–will launch on September 16.
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