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Price increase coming to Apple Music and other services

Apple One

Apple has begun warning subscribers that access to its services will soon increase in cost. Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One subscribers are receiving emails a month in advance of price increases, giving them time to continue or cancel their automatically renewed subscriptions. Price increases range from $1 per month to $3 per month for some family plans.

The silver lining is that Apple TV+ now offers more original content than ever, and higher licensing costs for Apple Music means artists should receive a larger slice of the profits.

Last chance to play these Apple Arcade games

Apple Arcade

Apple has revealed a list of games that are leaving its subscription Apple Arcade service in the near future. Found under the heading "Leaving Arcade Soon", the list provides a counterpoint to the "Coming Soon" section highlighting upcoming new games. Just like other subscription services, content can come and go depending on licensing requirements and developers' commitment to the platform.

How to get a free 3-month trial of Apple News+

Apple News Cyber Monday 2021

Apple's Black Friday event is ongoing, with free gift cards going to customers for buying eligible products. The company is also offering an extended free trial period for new users of the Apple News+ subscription service. Normally, the free trial is one month long. The latest promotion extends the Apple News+ free trial to a full three months with no charges.

Where to get mood playlists on Apple Music

Apple Music

Apple launched its Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier offering Siri-controlled music playback. For $4.99 per month, users get access to a large number of playlists exclusively via Siri. The service is designed so that subscribers can ask for music based on their current mood or activities. Of course, Apple Music subscribers on the individual or family plans can also listen to these curated playlists.

Reports confirm Apple One coming soon

Apple subscriptions

Apple looks set to reveal new subscription bundles for its services at next week's media event in Cupertino. Hints of the upcoming plan, known as "Apple One" have appeared in iOS source code. The bundles would allow Apple customers to unify several services including Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple News+, and more into one monthly package.

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