Spatial Audio doesn't work with built-in speaker of iPhone XR, base iPad
What you need to know
- Apple has removed some devices as being compatible with Spatial Audio through their speakers.
- The support document dropped the iPhone XR and base model iPad.
It looks like even Apple wasn't sure what devices supported Spatial Audio through their speakers.
As reported by MacRumors, the company has removed a number of devices (opens in new tab) it had originally marked as compatible with the feature through their built-in speakers. It appears that the iPhone XR and base model iPad do not in fact support Spatial Audio.
Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio were both released for Apple Music without any price increase to the service itself. Both technologies enable new experiences on the service whether it be a new dimension of audio or higher quality audio.
Earlier today, the company brought both features to the Apple Music app on Android. If you want to enjoy Spatial Audio in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best headphones for Dolby Atmos for Apple Music 2021.
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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.