On June 4th it was announced that Apple would launch a service package. It is reported that users in iOS 13.5.5 files found in the “bundle offer” and “subscription bundle” two previously non-existent files, these files are suspected to be related to Apple’s service subscription management system. Apple has yet to respond to a request for comment.
Bloomberg reported last year that Apple could launch Apple Music, News Plus and TV Plus as soon as 2020. If you subscribe separately, apple Music, News Plus, and TV Plus now offer a total subscription price of $30 per month.
The iOS 13.5.5 internal file mentions “Plan Quotes, Plan Subscriptions,” which have not been seen in previous iOS versions. The codes are related to the management system of its own subscription service, such as Apple News Plus, so 9to5Mac believes Apple still plans to offer discounts on service packages. But even if the contents of the Apple service plan are mentioned in the code, it may be a long time before Apple offers a special plan. Apple signed a new deal for Apple Music this year that will not tie Apple Music to other Apple services in the form of a package, according to the Financial Times.
Late last year, Apple tried the model by offering Apple TV Plus free of charge to students who subscribe to Apple Music.
The biggest threshold for subscribing to online services may be the copyright holder, namely, record companies and film and television distribution companies. Apple has been discussing the matter with record labels since the end of 2019, but at least one record company has expressed concern about the model, the report said.