It’s the most anticipated feature for Apple’s next-generation music service, Apple Music, with its launch expected to come in September.
That launch will bring with it a host of changes for Apple fans, including the addition of a new subscription service called iHeartRadio and an overhauled iTunes Match service.
iHeart Radio will become a subscription service for Apple customers, while the Match service will see its debut on September 18.
The two new services will be the first major changes to Apple Music since its debut.
Apple Music, which was launched in June of 2015, has long been the most popular subscription service among Apple’s loyal users, but it has never had a subscription plan as large as Apple Music’s.
As of now, Apple only offers a subscription of just $10 per month.
That’s a substantial discount from the $15 monthly price that its most popular competitor, Spotify, charges.
Spotify offers $7 per month, while Apple Music offers $20 per month for both its premium streaming service and its free tier.
The new subscription plans will bring the two subscription plans up to $20 a month, with the $10 tier offering $9 a month.
Apple Music will continue to offer a free tier for both the premium streaming and the free tier, but those customers will need to subscribe to the $9 tier for $10 a month to continue enjoying the premium tier.
Spotify has already started offering free tier memberships to new subscribers, and users who have already subscribed to its premium tier will get their free tier membership automatically.
The $20 price tag for Apple Pay for its premium subscription is expected to be a big departure from its previous pricing model, which had its price cut by $5 to $10.
The $10 premium fee is also expected to lead to some friction for Apple, with users who are already paying a premium rate in the past likely to have a harder time switching to Apple Pay.
The difference in pricing between Apple Pay and Apple Music may lead to users wanting to upgrade to Apple’s new service at a cheaper price, but that’s a price Apple is likely to take pains to keep the service affordable for its loyal customer base.