Apple has announced that Lossless Songs and Spatial Audio are coming to Apple Music by June.
At launch, over 20 million lossless tracks will be available on Apple Music. By the end of the year, each of the over 75 million tracks in its catalogue will have a lossless format. And the best thing about this is that, they are available for no extra charge.
While this development will provide listeners with better quality music, Airpods users cannot partake. The reason for this is simple: Airpods use Bluetooth to transmit data. Unfortunately, Bluetooth does not have the capacity for the data volume involved in Lossless Audio format. Meanwhile, the reverse is the case for wired earphones.
Spatial Audio, on the other hand, will work on Airpods and other headphones with a W1 or H1 chip. This format will give listeners an immersive, 3D listening experience and it supports Dolby Atmos. At launch, listeners will have access to thousands of songs from their favorite artists in the most popular genres. And with Apple Music working with more artists to create more music with the technology, the catalogue will grow.
This announcement bodes well for audiophiles who will have access to more quality music than ever before.