The change has no bearing on the restricted 6-month trial period offered with the purchase of certain Apple devices for a limited time.

In various countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom, Apple’s three-month free trial for new users has been cut to one month.

This change has no bearing on the limited six-month trial programme offered with the purchase of some Apple gadgets, such as AirPods, HomePod mini, and some Beats products, for a limited time.

As of now, the monthly membership rates appear to be unaffected. Individual Apple Music plans continue to cost $9.99 (approximately Rs. 750) ($4.99 (about Rs. 370) for college students), while a five-person family plan costs $14.99 (roughly Rs. 370). (roughly Rs. 1,120).

There’s also the newer Apple Music Speech Plan, which for $4.99 (approximately Rs. 370) a month provides you restricted access to some of the music repertoire via voice and Siri, but without spatial or lossless audio.

Apple is looking into ways to close the huge gap between it and Spotify, which continues to dominate the music streaming market.

In other Apple news, the Cupertino tech titan is rumoured to be holding an event on March 8 to unveil the iPhone SE 3 and a new iPad. The next iPhone will be the first update to the iPhone SE model in two years, according to Bloomberg, and will include 5G network capabilities, a better camera, and a speedier processor.

Apple’s plans may change in the face of production delays or other modifications, according to the report, with the scheduled debut still more than a month away.

In terms of a new iPhone SE, according to a recent report, Apple has imported three new iPhone models — A2595, A2783, and A2784 — as well as two new iPad models — A2588 and A2589 — to India, which it hopes to unveil at its Spring Launch event later this year. According to the rumour, the iPhone SE 3 will cost around $300 (roughly Rs. 22,500), while the tablets would cost between $500 (roughly Rs. 37,400) and $700 (roughly Rs. 52,400).