After this a rumor on Friday claimed Apple was releasing a new tier of high fidelity for Apple Music, a teaser on the app basically confirms this. On the Browse tab, which usually shows new and trending songs and playlists, Apple released a simple teaser asking subscribers, “Get ready – music will change forever.”
A number of rumors on Friday pointed to a Tuesday release of the new Apple Music + service, which will reportedly be available alongside 3rd generation AirPods. The service will likely allow users to stream at a bit rate higher than the current 256 kbps. Apple wouldn’t be the first to offer high fidelity streaming. Tidal and other services are already offering lossless streaming at a higher price, while Spotify has announced a new tier of HiFi at a higher price. Apple Music + reportedly costs the same $ 10 per month as the current plan.
The Apple Music app teaser is accompanied by a video with a spinning Apple Music logo, but strangely enough, there is no audio.
The introduction of Apple Music + would be a surprise the same week that the new 24-inch iMac and iPad Pro ship. There are also only three weeks left to the WWDC keynote, usually a very quiet time for Apple publications.
Michael Simon has been reporting on Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology dates back to his first PC – the IBM Thinkpad with the hub keyboard to swap out the drive. He’s still waiting for that to come back in style.