Apple Verifies the ‘Apple One’ Subscription Bundle in Apple Music App’s Code
It seems like the reports about Apple’s upcoming subscription bundle were correct. Citing to a strings of code discovered within the latest launch of the Apple Music app for Android devices (version 3.4.0 beta), Apple refers to a new product it’s calling “Apple One.” The code, which was identified by 9to5Google, also points out that Apple Music is expected to be included with the Apple One subscription bundle.
These aren’t just good assumptions based on vague code references, either. In one part, Apple is rolling out a very clear statement about what Apple One will be and how it incorporates Apple Music.
The Code Says:
<string name=”aristotle_main_more_info”>Your Apple Music subscription will be included in Apple One starting %s. You will not be charged for both subscriptions.</string>
<string name=”aristotle_renewaloption_subtext”>You can manage your Apple One subscription using your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac.</string>
The reference to “aristotle” is supposedly Apple’s internal code name for the latest product.
The other key sections of code are as follows:
<string name=”applemusic_with_aristotle_subtext”>Included in Apple One %s</string>
<string name=”aristotle_main_subtext”>Subscription Bundle %s</string>
Apple Providing the Leaks
The finding majorly affirms a report by Bloomberg from earlier this year which stated that Apple was all set to launch an Apple One subscription bundle this fall, supposedly alongside the iPhone 12. The idea with the latest bundle is to boost Apple customers to subscribe to several services by providing discounts on a number of groups of services. Bloomberg had said a basic package would be consisted of Apple Music and Apple TV+, while more expensive tiers would add other services such as Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and even an iCloud subscription.
Unfortunately, none of the freshly discovered code provides details about the new bundle’s pricing or what else it may include.
It’s somehow hysterical that Apple, a company that notoriously searches for methods to crack down on product leaks, has been the source for a number of recent leaks itself. In addition to this new confirmation of Apple One, the company in April mistakenly confirmed the existence of an unreleased product, “AirTags,” through a support video it posted to its own YouTube account.
This wasn’t the first time Apple’s code hinted at its services bundle, either. 9to5Mac had earlier discovered internal files within iOS 13.5.5 that consisted of mentions of a “bundle offer” and “bundle subscription” that hadn’t been seen in prior iOS versions.
However, today’s leak does verify that Apple has actually settled on the name “Apple One” for its bundle product.
It seems we’ll get to know more at Apple’s event next week, where it’s expected that the company will focus on the iPad and Apple Watch. It might happen that we won’t hear about Apple One until October when Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 12.