Apple is mocking a major Apple Music announcement, “Get Ready.” A post in the service’s Browse tab reads, “Music is going to change forever.” A music streaming service that spins on a teaser. First reported by MacRumors., It is believed to refer to Apple Music’s rumored lossless and high-resolution music streaming features.
The release of new higher quality streaming services is believed to be imminent after code referencing the “Lossless” and “Hi Res Lossless” streaming levels appear in the Android app and the web of the in-app code-based service. The lossless level of Android supports music streaming at 24-bit / 48Hz (a slight increase from normal 16-bit / 44.1kHz CD quality), while high-resolution lossless levels stream at 24-bit / 192kHz.
The code in the Android app warns that these higher quality levels will require more storage and streaming data compared to the quality available. Apple Music’s current high quality level uses 6 MB of data for 3 minutes of music, but can be increased to 36 MB without loss of data and 145 MB when at lossless high resolution.
Of course, the benefit should be better sound, similar to the ones offered by Tidal, Amazon Music HD, and Deezer.Spotify also announced its own lossless HiFi, which is slated to launch later this year.
As with lossless and high-resolution streaming, the code snippet also mentions “Dolby Audio” and “Dolby Atmos”. 9 to 5Mac The speculation report is that AirPods’ Spatial Audio feature is compatible with Dolby’s surround sound technology.
Apple’s teaser doesn’t say when we should officially make the announcement. But some rumors suggest it be announced as early as Tuesday.