Rumor has it that Apple is launching a service package that includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, and more in a single subscription. 9to5Mac has now found evidence that Apple is actually working on this bundle based on the iOS 13.5.5 beta code.
Reports about an “Apple bundle” are not exactly new. In 2019, the company reportedly negotiated with music producers and publishers to bring this content together in a single subscription. If a family sharing combination of Apple Music, News +, and TV + is purchased separately today, it is $ 30 a month.
With this package, Apple could offer all of its digital services at a lower price and bind users even more to its ecosystem. Although we haven’t heard from it for a while, Apple still seems to be working on offering this bundle.
Internal iOS 13.5.5 files contain references to a ‘bundle offer’ and a ‘bundle subscription’ that were not available in previous iOS versions. These codes refer to the management system of Apple’s own subscriptions for services like Apple News +. We therefore believe that the company continues to have plans to offer a discount combination with its services.
Even with these references in the iOS code, however, it can take a long time for the special bundle to be available. Like Financial TimesApple signed new contracts for Apple Music earlier this year that did not include an agreement to bundle Apple Music with other Apple services.
This could of course change by the end of the year, but don’t expect it to be soon. At least we know that this is still in Apple’s plans.
Would you pay for an Apple bundle with Apple Music, Apple TV + and more if it costs less than subscribing to each service individually? Let us know in the comments below.