Apple is teasing a significant Apple Music announcement. The teaser, first reported by MacRumors, is thought to refer to Apple Musics rumored lossless and hi-res music streaming features.
A launch of the new greater quality streaming is thought to be imminent after code referencing “Lossless” and “Hey There Res Lossless” streaming tiers appeared in the services Android and web apps. According to code in the Android app, the lossless tier will support music streaming at 24-bit/48Hz (a little step up from regular CD-quality 16-bit/44.1 kHz), while the hi-res lossless tier will stream at 24-bit/192 kHz.
Code in the Android app alerts that these greater quality tiers will required more storage space and data to stream compared to existing quality. Apple Musics current high quality tier consumes 6 MB of data for a 3-minute tune, however this could increase to 36 MB with lossless, and 145 MB with hi-res lossless.
The advantage, obviously, should be better sounding audio, similar to whats currently provided by the similarity Tidal, Amazon Music HD, and Deezer. Spotify has actually likewise announced its own lossless HiFi tier which is because of introduce later this year.
As hi-res and lossless streaming, code snippets also include mentions of “Dolby Audio” and “Dolby Atmos,” 9to5Mac reports. The speculation is that the AirPods Spatial Audio functions could be utilized in combination with Dolbys surround sound technology.
Apples teaser does not state when we ought to anticipate a main statement, but some reports recommend an announcement as early as Tuesday.