While Apple’s new Apple Music service will cost $9.99 per month in the United States, it may be priced lower in other countries. A report today notes that the signup menu for the service that began appearing on some iOS 8.4 beta testers’ screens on Wednesday indicate the service could be priced as low as $2 to $3 in countries like Russia and India.
A pair of separate reports by Technology Personalized and Russian-language tech blog TJournal share screenshots that suggest an Apple Music individual subscription could cost Rs 120 per month (~$2 USD) in India and 169 rubles per month (~$3 USD) in Russia. While the lower prices in these countries are not confirmed beyond these screenshots, they would be in line with similar pricing offered by rivals such as Rdio, Guvera and Gaana.
Apple Music – set to debut on June 30 – will offer a streaming music service, Beats 1 featuring live global radio stations, and Apple Music Connect, where artists can share lyrics, backstage photos, videos, or even release their latest song directly to fans.
The subscription based service will be offered for a $9.99 monthly fee in the U.S. following a free three month trial. It will be initially available to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC users, with Apple TV and Android versions of the service available in the fall.