Lossless Audio & Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos arriving on Apple Music in June 2021 for free


Yesterday, we reported that Apple could be introducing Lossless music but it turned out to be something better than that. So not only did Apple announce Lossless music but as well as Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos support for Apple Music users. More than 75 million songs will be available in Lossless starting in June, free of charge. 

Speaking of free of charge, all Apple AirPods and Beats headphones with an H1 or W1 chip, as well as the built-in speakers in the latest versions of iPhone, iPad, and Mac will be able to play Dolby Atmos songs automatically. Moreover, Apple Music is working closely with artists and labels to add new releases and the best catalogue tracks for the Spatial Audio experience. 

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For Lossless audio, AirPods, AirPods max or AirPods Pro won't be able to support that and HiRes formats due to the Bluetooth AAC codec. Lossless Audio ranges from 16-bit 44.1 kHz playback to 24-bit 48 kHz playback, whereas Hi-Res Lossless offering 24-bit 192 kHz quality. Nonetheless, Apple uses ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) to preserve every single bit of the original audio file and we think the company will release a new pair of wireless AirPods for that in the future. 

Apple will release Lossless Audio, Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos features when iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4 and tvOS 14.6 launches in June 2021. When updated in the future, Apple users can go to the settings > music > audio and set whichever format they want to listen in. Stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.