Apple wants to make its music service more accessible to students worldwide. Instead of paying full price, this new student membership lets you enjoy the same perks at up to 50% off.
This student benefit is now available in almost all countries where Apple Music is available and this includes Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal and Taiwan. It’s open to all students studying undergraduate or post-graduate courses at a qualifying institute.
iTunes had changed the way people purchase and consume digital music. With the rise of new music services such as Spotify, Apple is now introducing Apple Music, which offers an “all you can listen” ad-free music experience including offline for a fixed monthly subscription.
Interestingly Steve Jobs didn’t believe in the subscription model and this is a big shift from its current approach of selling songs ala carte by track or album. Back in 2003, the Apple co-founder once said that subscription music services were going to fail and people won’t buy music as a subscription. “When they want music, they bought 45s, LPs, cassettes, 8-tracks, CDs and then they are going to buy downloads”, he said in an interview.