Apple Music Is Making Its Student Plan More Expensive In Some Countries
Students who get a discounted Apple Music rate are set to have to pay more after Apple sent out emails to say that the Student plan is getting a price hike.
The new price bump won’t affect everyone, however, with MacRumors reporting that the change only seems to be impacting specific countries.
At the time of writing, the list includes Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Israel, and Kenya.
Apple has begun to send emails out to those affected, saying that the price will increase next month. One example was shared to Twitter by a South African Apple Music subscriber — the price increased from $1.49 per month to $1.99 per month.
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 that price increase isn’t a huge one, it’s still an increase in the amount of money that students need to pay. It isn’t clear why these specific countries are being impacted, although it seems likely to be related to currency exchange rates at this time.