A month ago, Apple slightly increased the cost of its music student plan in countries such as Israel, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, India, and South Africa. Now, price adjustments for this plan have reached such countries as Canada, the UK, and the USA.
According to Michael Burkhardt, US users are currently charged $5.99 per month for the student plan, up from $4.99 per month for the same plan. The same goes for UK residents, for whom the price has recently risen to £5.99 a month.
The price increase was so rapid that even the official Apple Music webpage still has the old price listed for the UK, Canada, and the US. From this, we can make a simple conclusion that the increase in prices happened just the other day, and the company did not have the time to promptly correct the information about the prices on its resources. Also, Apple has not yet made any statements regarding price changes.
Other plans for Apple Music in the US remain unchanged for now. So, the individual plan will cost $9.99 per month, the family plan, which assumes the use of 6 family members, will cost $14.99 per month, and the special Apple Music Voice Plan will cost $4.99 per month. Students, however, will now be forced to pay more, and perhaps Apple will have an explanation for this. Currently, students can receive a discount in the UNiDAYS program if they qualify.
All plans for Apple Music can be used on any device, except for the Apple Music Voice Plan, which is only available for Siri. Also, the student plan includes access to Apple TV +, which is a very good deal.
What do you think is the reason for the increase in prices for the Apple Music Student Plan? Do you think that the prices for other subscription plans will change as well? Please share your thoughts with others below.