Apple today announced Apple One, a series of new subscription packages that provide access to various Apple services for a combined monthly price.
In response, Spotify sent statements (via Peter Kafka) to the press by denouncing Apple’s anticompetitive behavior and calling on the “competition authorities” to stop Apple before it can cause “irreparable harm” to the developers.
Once again, Apple is using its dominance and unfair practices to disadvantage competitors and deprive consumers by favoring its services. We call on competition authorities to take urgent action to curb Apple’s anti-competitive behavior, which, if left unchecked, will cause irreparable damage to the developer community and threaten our collective freedoms to listen, learn, create and connect.
There are three separate Apple One plans starting at $ 14.95 per month. The standard plan includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage. Individually, these services would be priced at $ 21, so customers save $ 6 per month.
The Apple One Family plan includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade and 200GB of iCloud storage for $ 19.95 per month, and all services can be shared between up to six family members. Individually, these services would be priced at $ 27.96.
The Apple One Premier plan, priced at $ 29.95 per month, includes Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, Apple News +, Apple Fitness + and 2TB of iCloud storage, which can be shared between up to six family members. The Premier plan offers the biggest savings as these services would be priced at $ 54.94 individually.
Spotify has long been dissatisfied with Apple Music as it is installed by default on the iPhone and also doesn’t require any additional fees for customers who purchase a subscription on an Apple device. Spotify, meanwhile, has to pay Apple’s 30% cut to provide access to a premium subscription purchase on an Apple device.