A new iOS beta has revealed the potential pricing structure of Apple Music in Russia and India, ahead of the service's launch with iOS 8.4 on June 30.
According to Technology Personalised, customers in India can expect to pay 120 rupees (just under $2) for an individual plan, while a family plan will cost 180 rupees (just under $3). Customers in Russia, according to TJournal, can expect to pay 169 rubles (just over $3) for an individual plan and 259 rubles (just under $5) for a family plan. In the U.S., the same plans will cost $9.99 and $14.99 respectively.
While the software is still in beta, and thus subject to change, users are reporting that the beta shows the final U.S. pricing announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Ahead of a definitive announcement from Apple, however, the unconfirmed pricing in other territories is subject to change before the final release.
The pricing structure mirrors Rdio, which also costs 120 rupees per month in India, but is unavailable in Russia. Spotify, Pandora and Tidal are not available in either country, suggesting a possible advantage for Apple with a faster international expansion.
Apple Music will be available in more than 100 countries on June 30. Spotify is currently available in 58 countries, while Tidal is available in 43.