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Apple Music student plans getting more expensive in US, UK and Canada

Apple Music student plans getting more expensive in US, UK and Canada

Apple Music has increased the subscription price of its Student plan in the US, UK and Canada, as first reported by 9to5Mac (via TechCrunch). While it is raising the price in the US and Canada from $4.99 to $5.99/month, student users in the UK can expect a similar jump from £4.99 to £5.99/month.

Apple hasn't acknowledged the changes yet, but new pricing information is currently available on Apple Music's webpage. Students subscribing to Apple Music have also started seeing price increases on the subscription pages for their iPhones and iPads. It's not clear exactly when Apple implemented these changes, but, as 9to5Mac points out, it was probably introduced sometime between June 21 and June 23 - an archived Apple Music webpage dated the 21st. £4.99 represents the student price.

Apple Music's student plan, reserved for those enrolled in a college or university, was previously the cheapest full-featured plan. Pricing remains unchanged for the $9.99/month Personal and $14.99/month Family plans, and the same goes for the $4.99/month Voice plan. While students may see the Voice plan as an extra money-saving way, it offers more limited access to Apple Music, as you can only control it through Siri.

Apple Music's price hike isn't limited to the US, UK, and Canada only. Last month, Apple quietly increased subscription prices for students from several countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Israel and Kenya. It's unclear whether Apple plans to raise costs for students in additional countries, and Apple did not immediately respond to The Verge's request for comment.

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