Apple has increased the price of the Apple Music subscription for students. The new price is live on the company’s official website. Although the features of Apple Music for regular users and students are similar, there is a price difference that makes the service more affordable for students. However, the Cupertino-based tech giant has raised the price, not only in India but also in other countries around the world.
Apple Music subscription price increases for students
As of May 23, 2022, Apple Music for Students is available at Rs. 59 per month. Previously, the music streaming service was available for Rs. 49 per month, reflecting a hike of Rs.10 per month. According to a report by MacRumorsApple has raised prices in countries like Israel, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Australia, among others. It is important to note that the price of the regular service and the family plan of Apple Music has not yet been increased.
On the official website, Apple lists the regular Apple Music service for Rs. 99 per month and the Apple Music Family plan for Rs. 149 per month. Apple provided no reason to increase the price of Apple Music for students, especially when they increased the price by more than 20% from the original price. The student plan provides the Apple Music service to college students who must verify their identity through UniDays to receive the discount.
In related news, Apple’s mixed reality headset is said to be in the final stages of development. Over the past few days, several reports regarding the device have surfaced on the internet. While one of these reports suggests that Apple previewed the device internally, the other suggests that the AR/VR headset won’t come with a base station. According to a report by BloombergApple previewed the mixed reality headset during a meeting with its executives, board members and CEO Tim Cook.
The device is in the final stages of development, and the current version is said to run on Apple’s M1 chipset, which is also found on some versions of MacBooks and iPads. This suggests that Apple could launch the mixed reality headset sooner than expected. According to the publication, Apple did not specifically hold the meeting to unveil the device to its executives as these types of meetings take place throughout the year.