We recently received information that Apple plans to launch new products and a new music service as early as next Tuesday. If these rumors turn out to be real, we could finally get an AirPods update and a new HiFi streaming option for Apple Music. We’re not sure about the possible launch of the AirPods 3 just yet, but it seems that the new music service is actually coming as it has now been spotted in the Music Apple beta for Android.
The first time we got any information that Apple Music was getting HiFi streaming options was the beta version of iOS 14.6. But things get more interesting as the guys at 9to5Google have found evidence that Apple is also working to bring the same lossless audio streaming options to Android users. This information was found in one of the latest beta versions of Apple Music 3.6.0 uploaded to the Play Store by Google. Apparently, in the near future, the Apple Music app will get HiFi streaming options to join or replace any of the current options that allow users to choose between higher quality audio and reduced data usage.
“Lossless audio files preserve every detail of the original file. If you activate this option, considerably more data will be used.
Lossless audio files take up significantly more space on your device. 10 GB of space can store approximately: – 3000 high quality songs – 1000 lossless songs – 200 lossless hi-res songs
Lossless streaming uses significantly more data. A 3-minute song is approximately: – 1.5 MB with high efficiency – 6 MB with high quality at 256 kbps – 36 MB with lossless at 24 bit / 48 kHz – 145 MB with lossless hi-res at 24 bit / 192 die kHz support varies and depends on song availability, network conditions, and speakers or headphones connected. “
It is still unclear whether Android users will get Dolby Atmos and Dolby Audio support, as this feature was only found in the latest iOS Beta 14.6 beta. But in any case, we might be lucky and all we want to know could be revealed in the days to come.