The MacRumors Show: Is Apple One Worth It?

Following the recent Apple One price hike, on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show we take a closer look at Apple's subscription bundle and each of the services within it.

Apple One is a bundle of Apple subscription services available at a lower overall price. The "Individual" plan includes iCloud+ (50GB), Apple TV+, Apple Music, and Apple Arcade. The "Family" plan adds 150GB of iCloud storage and the ability to share with up to five people, while the "Premier" plan adds 1.8TB of iCloud storage, Apple Fitness+, and Apple News+. The recent price rises for the bundles are as follows:

  • Individual: $16.95 per month → $19.95 per month
  • Family: $22.95 per month → $25.95 per month
  • Premier: $32.95 per month → $37.95 per month

We discuss our feelings about each of the individual services included in the bundle, looking at our personal experiences, what we like about each of them, and where they could improve. We ultimately weigh up whether Apple One is worth it and ponder what new Apple services could be on the horizon, such as Apple Books+, Apple Podcasts+, and Apple Health+.

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Top Rated Comments

japanime Avatar
7 months ago
At the prices Apple charges, the amount of storage offered by any of these plans is a joke.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cdmmdc123 Avatar
7 months ago
I really wish you could opt out of things. Apple news is what increased the price the most and apple news is not a service I see value in. I would gladly give up news to go back to the old price.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darth Tulhu Avatar
7 months ago
For me, it is worth it. I have a family of 6 on the plan, and the cloud storage and music alone are worth it in my opinion.

Everything else included is secondary to me, but welcome.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kjvmartin Avatar
7 months ago
Cheaper to just get Music and iCloud À la carte

Never used the other stuff, family of 5. Cancelled to save a few bucks.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kjvmartin Avatar
7 months ago

News is probably one my most used apps - why would you not want to see whats going on in the world? Genuinely curious. I like it that it aggregates lots of good sources together in one app.. otherwise I'd be typing in various websites in Safari - or worse yet, be lazy and only get news from a single source (which is always, always bad)
I want to get my news from as independent and trusted source as possible. Corporate media is the death ward of journalism. Apple News/+ is too sanitized.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rhaezorblue Avatar
7 months ago

I want to get my news from as independent and trusted source as possible. Corporate media is the death ward of journalism. Apple News/+ is too sanitized.
Some yes, some no. Just labeling all them "corporate media bad" is just a generalization. There are great journalists at some of the large news organizations.

edit: You can follow most if not any news outlet you want in the Apple News app.. it is customizable.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)