What you need to know
- A new report says high-fidelity audio is coming to Apple Music "in the coming weeks."
- The announcement could come with the introduction of some new AirPods as well.
Apple Music could finally go Hi-Fi.
A new report from HITS Daily Double says that the company will unveil a new high-fidelity audio streaming tier for its music streaming service "in the coming weeks." According to "label sources," it will be added as an additional feature for the current $9.99 per month price rather than a higher-priced tier of the service.
According to the report, the announcement of the new feature will pair with an unveiling of the long-rumored third-generation AirPods.
9to5Mac also discovered hints that Apple would add lossless audio to the Apple Music app in the first developer beta of iOS 14.6.
If Apple does add high-fidelity audio streaming audio to Apple Music at no additional cost to its users, it sets itself up to compete very aggressively against rival music streaming services like Amazon and Tidal.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.