Quick Look: Fitness+ and Apple One Bundles
During the “One More Thing” part of the September 2020 Time Flies event, Apple announced some new subscription services.
Apple unveiled its latest subscription service: Apple Fitness+. It’s a “workout experience” that combines metrics from an Apple Watch Series 3 or later with studio-style workouts that you view on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.
World-class trainers present classes across a variety of disciplines, including cycling, treadmill, rowing, HIIT, strength, yoga, dance, core, and mindful cooldown. For novices, there’s an Absolute Beginner program.
When you start a workout on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, the correct workout type automatically starts on your Apple Watch. While you’re exercising, heart rate and workout times are shown on the screen. When Apple Fitness+ launches, sometime before the end of the year, it will cost $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year, and you’ll be able to try it free for a month.
If you’ve found yourself subscribing to multiple Apple services and paying for additional iCloud storage, you may be able to save money with the new Apple One bundles:
- Apple One Individual: For $14.95 per month, you get Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50 GB of iCloud storage, a savings of $6.01 per month.
- Apple One Family: For $19.95 per month for up to six family members, you get Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 200 GB of iCloud storage, a savings of $8.01 per month.
- Apple One Premier: For $29.95 per month, you get everything: Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2 TB of iCloud storage, all of which can be shared among six family members. That adds up to a savings of $24.95 per month.
Of course, these bundles are worthwhile only if you’re interested in all the included services, but for those who are already paying for a collection of Apple services, they provide a nice discount.
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Some previous Apple Announcements
- Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard and Twice the Storage (May 2020)
- MacBook Air Update Features Magic Keyboard, iPad Pro Gets a Trackpad (March 2020)
- New 16-inch MacBook Pro Sports a Redesigned Scissor-Switch Keyboard (January 2020)
- Considering a New iMac? Wait No Longer‚ Updates Are Here! (March 2019)
- Apple Unveils New iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4 (September 2018)