Here’s how much you’ll save with Apple One bundles

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Apple on Tuesday introduced its Apple One subscription packages, which bundle existing services at discounted rates.

There are three configurations on offer. Here’s what you get for your money (and, most importantly, how much you can save).

Here’s how the company describes its three Apple One tiers:

Individual includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage for $14.95 per month.

Family includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage for $19.95 per month, and can be shared among up to six family members.

Premier, where available, includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of iCloud storage for $29.95 per month, and can be shared among up to six family members.

Apple One bundle savings

So how much do you save with an Apple One bundle? Well, according to my calculations, here’s how much the components of each bundle would cost you if purchased separately:

Individual:

Apple Music $9.99
Apple TV+ $4.99
Apple Arcade $4.99
50GB iCloud $0.99

Total value: $20.96

Apple One Individual bundle: $14.95 per month, for a savings of $6.01 per month

Family:

Apple Music family plan $14.99
Apple TV+ $4.99
Apple Arcade $4.99
200GB iCloud $2.99

Total value: $27.96

Apple One Family bundle: $19.95 per month, for a savings of $8.01 per month

Premier:

Apple Music family plan $14.99
Apple News+ $9.99
Apple Fitness+ $9.99
Apple TV+ $4.99
Apple Arcade $4.99
2TB iCloud $9.99

Total value: $54.94

Apple One Premier bundle: $29.95 per month, for a savings of $24.99 per month

Bundling Apple services

A bundled Apple service package has been rumored — or, at least, mooted by analysts — since the start of Apple’s shift toward services. The potential upside for Apple is massive. Amazon Prime, the biggest bundle deal offered by a tech giant, counts more than 150 million subscribers worldwide. That’s a little less than half the total population of the United States.

Of course, what Apple is offering is very different. There’s no hardware component to it (if you can refer to Prime deliveries as “hardware”). Instead, it’s a subsidized bundle of several Apple services of varying popularity. While there’s no disputing the success of Apple Music and iCloud, others — such as Apple News+ — reportedly haven’t attracted as many users as hoped. Apple has yet to reveal subscriber numbers for most of its services, including as Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.

Cupertino says Apple One will debut this fall, with a 30-day free trial available.