American tech giant Apple’s three-month free trial for new users has been reduced to one month in some countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, Japan and the UK, among others.
this movement does not affect the limited-time six-month trial program granted with the purchase of select Apple devices, such as AirPods, HomePod mini, and certain Beats products.
Monthly subscription fees are also apparently unaffected as of yet. An individual Apple Music plan still costs US$9.99 (approximately Rs. 750) (US$4.99 (approximately Rs. 370) for college students), and a family plan for five people costs US$14.99 ( approximately Rs. 1,120).
There is also the newest Apple Music Voice Plan, which offers limited access to part of the music catalog via voice and Siri, without spatial or lossless audio for $4.99 (approximately Rs. 370) per month.
Apple is exploring ways to try to close the huge gap between itself and Spotify, which remains the titan in music streaming market share.
In other Apple-related news, the Cupertino tech giant plans to launch the iPhone SE 3 and a new iPad at an upcoming event on March 8. a report by Bloomberg, the new iPhone will be the first update to the iPhone SE model in two years and will feature 5G networking capabilities, an improved camera and a faster processor.
With the launch still more than a month away, Apple’s plans could change due to production delays or other changes, the report added.
Regarding the arrival of a new iPhone SE, a recent report claimed that Apple has imported three new iPhone models – A2595, A2783 and A2784 – into India, along with two new iPad models – A2588 and A2589 – which it plans to launch at its event. Spring Launch later this year. The iPhone SE 3 will be priced at around US$300 (approximately Rs. 22,500), while tablets will cost between US$500 (approximately Rs. 37,400) and US$700 (approximately Rs. 52,400), according to the report. .