After a fairly short but very precise period of rumors, Apple has formalized its high fidelity music service. Finally, we don’t have to talk about different modalities: Apple Music adds Lossless quality to its catalog nothing more. It will do this throughout the catalog, and in part it will add Dolby Atmos with its spatial audio. The maximum quality becomes 24 bits and 192 kHz.
Uncompressed audio is coming to Apple Music
As it has been said, Apple will not charge a special fee to be able to enjoy this audio quality, but rather we will keep paying the same (9.99 dollars per month for individual accounts, 4.99 dollars per month for students or 14.99 dollars per month for family members).
Of course, we need to have headphones capable of reproducing this audio in high fidelity to be able to enjoy it. Or what the like, have AirPods Pro or AirPods Max with spatial audio enabled. However, Dolby Atmos audio will work on all AirPods with a W1 and H1 chip. It will also do this in the Beats headphones with this chip and in the built-in speakers of the most modern ranges of iPhone 12, Mac and iPad.
All this news will be available from next month, at which point iOS will surely be updated to version 14.6 along with the rest of the equivalent versions in the company’s other operating systems. The switch to uncompressed audio will begin with 20 million songs starting next month, to cover the more than 75 million songs in the entire catalog by the end of the year.