Apple Music’s recently announced Voice Plan will launch alongside iOS 15.2, according to the patch notes the company shared for the update’s release candidate. The changelog was first spotted by MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci. When Apple first announced the more affordable tier at its fall Mac event in October, the company said it would become available “later this fall” in 17 countries, including the US, UK, and Canada.
The plan will offer access to Apple Music’s entire song catalog for $5 per month, provided you’re willing to rely on Siri for control. You can play specific tracks and playlists, as well as complete albums on your Apple devices. What the tier doesn’t offer is access to the Apple Music interface.
We’ve reached out to Apple to confirm its plans to launch the Voice Plan alongside iOS 15.2. The update will add a handful of other new features, including a toggle that allows iPhone 13 Pro owners to turn on and off the camera’s included macro mode. Based on the timing of the release candidate, Apple is likely to push out iOS 15.2 soon.