One of the defining features of Apple Music is its free 3-month trial. This is longer than other streaming services that typically only offer 1 month. However, it seems that there could be a chance that Apple might be reducing its trial period from 3-months to just one month. This is according to Apple’s website in which the banner (see above) mentions a one month trial.
As MacRumors points out, it is possible that this was a mistake, but then again, Apple Music isn’t exactly new so it shouldn’t have been a mistake. Some comments have suggested that one month is long enough for users to get an idea if they should keep subscribing, but still, it’s nice to be able to save yourself a few extra months.
What’s a little ironic is that previously, it was reported that Apple had actually doubled on the trial period for students, where instead of 3 months, student subscribers to Apple Music would instead get 6 months, so it does seem a bit unfair that Apple would be scaling it back for everyone else, assuming this image is accurate.
That being said, Apple did previously promise that artists would still get paid their royalties even during the 3 month trial, so maybe Apple is looking to scale back to help cover some of that costs. Either way, we’ll have to wait and see, but hopefully, that isn’t the case.