What you need to know
- Some users are seeing Spatial Audio and lossless audio pop up in the Apple Music app.
- It is currently unknown when exactly the feature will roll out to all users.
- Apple said that both will launch in June.
As reported by AppleInsider, both features are starting to pop up for some seemingly random users in the Apple Music app. Two users noticed that Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio showed up in the app despite the lack of an official release from Apple. Now, it's not clear exactly what version of iOS either of these users are using and whether it's a public release of iOS or a public or developer beta.
Regardless, it is interesting to see the features briefly make an appearance before quickly disappearing.
So what's up with Apple Music? For a moment I got a popup saying I need to redownload an album to get Dolby Atmos. After doing so the music type went to HLS media. Now it's back at streaming AACSo what's up with Apple Music? For a moment I got a popup saying I need to redownload an album to get Dolby Atmos. After doing so the music type went to HLS media. Now it's back at streaming AAC— Barry van Someren @ localhost (@bvansomeren) June 1, 2021June 1, 2021
The features will bring higher quality versions of songs as well as a new dimensional experience with tracks that support Spatial Audio much like some content on Apple TV+.
Apple says that Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio will launch to all Apple Music users in June.
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.
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