New Delhi: In an attempt to give its user a never before music streaming experience, Apple is reportedly all set to add a new Hi-Fi tier to its Apple Music, offering high-resolution music streaming to better compete with Spotify. The move is clearly aimed at Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service.
As per market buzz, the technological giant may soon make an official announcement regarding this new ‘Hi-Fi’ tier technology within weeks. Essentially, Apple Music HiFi will provide a high-quality CD like lossless audio to its iPhones and iPads.
However, details are sketchy at the moment, but the new Apple Music Hi-Fi will reportedly cost around $9.99 per user.
Earlier this year, the music streaming giant, Spotify, announced its premium ‘Hi-Fi’ tier, allowing music listeners to experience more depth and clarity in their songs. During the launch, the popular music platform said the new Hi-Fi tier will be rolled out in “select markets later this year.” However, it’s not clear whether India will be among the first wave of markets or when exactly the premium tier will be available.
As of now, Apple Music does not offer a high-resolution audio tier but there are a number of music streaming services that offer a lossless tier, including ‘Amazon’, ‘Tidal’ and ‘Deezer’. All of these services offer a true high definition 96kHz/24-bit experience.
Closer to reveal its third-generation AirPods, Apple is all set to launch its cutting edge technological masterpiece, AirPods 3, which are expected to feature the design of the AirPods Pro without the noise-canceling technology. We have been hearing about AirPods 3 for quite sometime, which are to be equipped with a shorter stem, interchangeable tips, and a smaller charging case than the AirPods Pro.
However, it is not clear if the new entry-level AirPods would have spatial audio and transparency mode. Apple hasn’t officially announced any specific launch date or event to mark the debut of the AirPods 3 but it has revealed the price for AirPods 3 that will cost you $159, the same price as the current AirPods.