Update: Apple Arcade annual subscription launched at $49.99

12 months for the price of 10

Update: Apple Arcade annual subscription launched at $49.99

Update: Apple has confirmed that the annual subscription price for Apple Arcade is permanent.

Original Story: Apple has launched an annual subscription for its premium mobile game service Apple Arcade.

As reported by, a yearly subscription option has been rolled out to the App Store and is now available to purchase for $49.99. This is notably cheaper than the monthly $4.99 option, offering players 12 months for the price of 10.

The subscription prices carry across the same in the UK at £49.99 as well as Europe at €49.99. Those in Canada can sign up for CA$59.99 (approximately $45.55) has reached out to Apple to clarify whether this deal is limited time or permanent.

Over 100 games

Apple Arcade launched in September giving users the chance to play exclusive games across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV, with players able to switch devices and pick up where they previously left off.

A screenshot of the new Apple Arcade annual subscription in the UK store

After launching with 71 titles, the service has been expanding slowly over time, most recently passing the 100 game mark.

We recently spoke to Kinda Funny's Greg Miller and Tim Gettys concerning their thoughts on Apple Arcade, among other topics.

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