An Apple Music Hi-Fi service is imminent after a new announcement teaser was posted on the Apple Music app promising that music will change forever.
It has long been rumored that this is a premium subscription to Apple Music that offers Hi-Res audio versions of songs. And just last week a tip suggested Apple Music Hi-Fi – or Apple Music Plus, as it could alternatively be called – could start on May 18thalong with the new one AirPods 3.
Whether Apple’s newest wireless earbuds will be announced remains to be seen, as it is a regular Apple leaker LeaksApplePro Specifically claims that the AirPods 3 won’t be part of the Apple Music Hi-Fi reveal. However, since no other Apple Music-related projects have been leaked or rumored, it is very likely that the service itself is the subject of Apple’s announcement.
Let’s sum it up. Apple Music Hi-Fi: announcement tomorrow. No AirPods 3. We should get firmware updates for AirPods Pro and Max iOS 14.6 should be available very soon.May 17, 2021
Apple Music Hi-Fi will reportedly offer two ways to play Hi-Res audio: 24-bit / 48 kHz and 24-bit / 192 kHz, which may make it even better than that for lossless audio fans Spotify HiFi Service announced earlier this year.
Spatial audio Mastering is another option and would be a huge step forward for Apple’s 3D rendering technology. There is currently no way to enjoy spatial audio with music: the only compatible content available is video. Apple Music Hi-Fi could therefore take 360-degree sound technology to a whole new medium, although you still need supportive Apple headphones like the one AirPods Pro or AirPods max.
Another fascinating rumor about Apple Music Hi-Fi is that it costs just $ 9.99 a month, which is what a standard Apple Music subscription currently costs. This would presumably drive the standard price down, which Apple doesn’t seem to be doing very much. However, this pricing would allow Apple Music Hi-Fi to undercut rival hi-res streaming services like Tidal and Deezer, not to mention Spotify, which was recently released increased the price of its premium tier.
While Apple’s announcement is “very soon” and doesn’t have an exact date, we wouldn’t be surprised if it did this week – so stay tuned.