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Spatial Audio

Spatial Audio for Apple Music is the Real Deal

Spatial Audio

A few weeks ago, Apple made an abrupt announcement that Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos were coming to Apple Music. I think the significance of Spatial Audio was lost on most people for a variety of reasons. However, any of us who own the company’s AirPods Max headphones and have watched a movie with Atmos and already experienced Spatial Audio audio could tell you that it was potentially a big deal for music, as well.

The unfortunate thing is that Apple also decided to bring up lossless audio in the same announcement as Spatial Audio without giving everyone the full details of how it works and what hardware it takes to listen. The confusion and frustration over Lossless and its lack of compatibility with Apple’s mobile devices and the AirPods Max ended up burying the lede to some degree.

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AirPods Max Flat

Nobody Self-Owns Quite Like Apple Marketing

AirPods Max Ready to Wear

I’m sure most of you reading this have heard, but Apple announced that Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos are coming to Apple Music in June. They will be made available to artists to enhance their music, but existing tracks will have to be updated to support them. Apple is also bringing lossless audio to their entire Apple Music catalog.

The additional charge to Apple Music subscribers for these new features? A big, fat $0. Considering that other services charge extra for such features, this is big move by Apple, and one that should be quite effective in bringing in new subscribers.

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