Apple Increases Apple Music Subscription Price for Students in Several Countries

Apple has silently increased the price of its Apple Music subscription for college students in several countries, with the company emailing students informing them their subscription would be slightly increasing in price moving forward.

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The price change is not widespread and, based on MacRumors' findings, will impact ‌Apple Music‌ student subscribers in but not limited to Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Israel, and Kenya.

"Thank you for subscribing to ‌Apple Music‌. We wanted to let you know about an upcoming change to this subscription," reads an email from Apple to ‌Apple Music‌ student subscribers. "Apple is raising the price of this subscription from USD 1.49 per month to USD 1.99 per month," an email from Apple read to a customer in South Africa.

Apple offers students a discounted price of ‌Apple Music‌ compared to the company's regular individual plan. In the United States, ‌Apple Music‌ is offered for $4.99 per month for college students, compared to the standard $9.99 per month offer. Customers can also get ‌Apple Music‌ bundled with Apple One, which offers several Apple services starting at $14.95 per month.

Top Rated Comments

Aluminum213 Avatar
9 months ago
We must do all we can as students to help Apple stay afloat financially during these tough times

#studentswithapple
Score: 91 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Motawa Avatar
9 months ago
dont be mad at them. They are a small company and need the moneys
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IsaacM Avatar
9 months ago
God forbid their profits go down 0,000000000000000041%

It's better to make the broke student pay for it
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mdnz Avatar
9 months ago

They were paying peanuts for it anyway.
Kinda puts it in a different perspective if peanuts is all that you have and the peanuts you're using to pay stuff with is worth less and less.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
obamtl Avatar
9 months ago
While it's easy to bash Apple for hiking prices, the real test for me is whether this also translates into increased royalties for the actual artists whose music we listen to.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sofila Avatar
9 months ago
A slight 33% increase, obviously tied to actual inflation rates
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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