It’s been a long time since the first rumors about a possible subscription package encompassing some of Apple’s services. With the arrival of Apple TV +, Apple Music student plan subscribers are entitled to the streaming of videos at no additional cost, which is still Apple’s first package. But would the company expand this type of plan to its other services?
According to a new report by Bloomberg, that possibility exists, yes. The company would be preparing for the launch of a package that would include the Apple Music, The Apple News + it’s the Apple TV + already in early 2020.
Apparently, the biggest problem for the Cupertino giant with the creation of this type of offer is the Apple News + publishers and Apple Music record labels. According to the Bloomberg, Apple retains 50% of Apple News + revenue (which costs US $ 10 / month) and 30% of Apple Music (considering the standard individual plan, which in Brazil costs R $ 16.90).
However, this amount passed on to the partners would change if the company stipulated a single amount for all services, which did not please them very much.
Even against the tide, the company would have added a new clause to the contract with Apple News + and Apple Music partners which allows the company to create a subscription package at any time, if it wanted to. Still according to the news, such «change» was not sudden, so the chance for Apple to launch this package in the first months of next year.
If purchased separately, subscriptions to Apple News +, Apple TV + and the Apple Music family plan would total $ 30 / month (remembering that Apple News + is not available in Brazil). There is no information if the Apple Arcade would really be out of that (likely) package, or if there will be different types of plans that would combine Apple’s service options.
Does something good come around? We’ll see…