American tech giant Apple’s three-month free trial for new users has been reduced down to one month in some countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the UK among others.
Monthly subscription rates are also seemingly unaffected as of yet. An individual Apple Music plan still costs $9.99 (roughly Rs. 750) ($4.99 (roughly Rs. 370) for college students), and a five-person family plan is $14.99 (roughly Rs. 1,120).
There is also the newer Apple Music Voice Plan, which gives you limited access to some of the music catalogue through voice and Siri, without spatial or lossless audio for $4.99 (roughly Rs. 370) a month.
Apple is exploring ways to potentially try to shrink the enormous gap between it and Spotify, which remains the titan in music streaming market share.
In other Apple-related news, the Cupertino tech giant is reportedly planning to launch iPhone SE 3 and a new iPad at an upcoming event on March 8. As per a report by Bloomberg, the new iPhone will be the first update to the iPhone SE model in two years and will feature 5G network capabilities, an improved camera, and a faster processor.
With the expected launch still more than a month away, Apple’s plans may change in the face of production delays or other changes, the report added.
On the subject of a new iPhone SE coming, a recent report had claimed that Apple has imported three new iPhone models — A2595, A2783, and A2784 — in India along with two new iPad models — A2588 and A2589 — that it plans to launch at its Spring Launch event later this year. iPhone SE 3 will have a price of around $300 (roughly Rs. 22,500) while the tablets will be priced between $500 (roughly Rs. 37,400) and $700 (roughly Rs. 52,400), according to the report.