Origin of unbundled

First recorded in 1965–70; unbundle + -ed2


verb (used with object), un·bun·dled, un·bun·dling.
  1. to separate the charges for (related products or services usually offered as a package): to unbundle computer hardware and software.
  2. to separate (charges for related products or services): to unbundle charges for telephone service.
verb (used without object), un·bun·dled, un·bun·dling.
  1. to set separate charges for related products or services.

Origin of unbundle

First recorded in 1965–70; un-2 + bundle
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  1. (tr) computing to separate (hardware from software) for sales purposes
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