Apple Music HiFi is here: Apple has announced news for Apple Music
Apple Music HiFi or want a lossless mode for Apple Music is no longer just speculation. A moment ago, the Californian giant published a press release in which it announced to the world that from June it will deploy a lossless streaming mode to its streaming service Apple Music, which will allow you to listen to music as recorded by the artist. And that's not all. Surround sound support will also be available for songs created in Dolby Atmos. This feature will be available to all users who own AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max or Beats headphones equipped with an H1 or W1 chip, which in other words means that the novelty will reach the first generation of AirPods.
Apple Music HiFi
More than 75 million songs are expected to receive support for loseless mode in Apple Music. Apple is supposed to offer them in the ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec), which ensures that all bits of the original audio file are preserved, which in other words means that users will be able to listen to what they heard and created by the artist in the studio. This mode will be classically activated via Settings – Music – Sound quality from iOS 14.6. On Apple devices, it will play natively in up to 24 bits at 48 kHz, with Apple preparing Hi-Resolution Lossless in 24 bits at 192 kHz for audiophiles. However, this will require an external device in the form of a converter or other accessories, which Apple itself pointed out in its press release.
Until now, it was possible to use the surround sound support, which so far only AirPods Pro and AirPods Max offer, only for movies or games. However, this will now change for Apple Music – or for songs with Dolby Amtoms support – as it will bring surround sound to all the above-mentioned models. In addition, Apple pledged in its press release to intensively add new and new songs with Dolby Atmos support in the future to increase interest in the gadget. He even entered into a partnership with selected musicians, led by Ariana Grande or Maroon 5.
The exact giant of Apple Music has not yet been announced. However, we can expect to find out on the initial WWDC Keynote along with the release date of iOS 14.6 and other new OS versions that will be needed for functionality.