Apple Music is getting more costly for some on its discounted Student plan

How to manage your Apple Music subscription
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What you need to know

  • Apple Music is getting more expensive for those on its Student plan.
  • The price is only increasing in specific countries including New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, and others.
  • The price increase doesn't appear to be a huge one, thankfully.

Apple Music is getting more costly for some people who take advantage of its discounted Student plan. Featuring all the same features as the standard Individual plan, the Student offering normally costs around half the price. But that price is changing in some countries.

While the price change isn't going into force everywhere, MacRumors reports that some of those that will see a price hike include students in Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Israel, and Kenya.

Apple is now sending emails to customers to warn them that they will see a price increase — one example saw the price increase from $1.49 per month to $1.99 per month in South Africa.

Thank you for subscribing to Apple Music. We wanted to let you know about an upcoming change to this subscription.Apple is raising the price of this subscription from USD 1.49 per month to USD 1.99 per month. Your subscription will automatically renew for USD 1.99 per month starting on 20 June unless you cancel at least one day before.

While the price change isn't a huge one, some will wonder why Apple Music needs the extra money in the first place. Regardless, the new price is sure to be considerably lower than the comparable Individual subscription, ensuring students continue to save money by taking advantage of the special offer.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.