Apple Music Teaser: 'Get Ready – Music is About to Change Forever'

The Browse tab in the Music app across Apple's platforms has started displaying a prominent teaser hinting at an upcoming major announcement for Apple Music. Under the heading "Coming soon," the headline says "Get ready – music is about to change forever." An accompanying "Tune-In Video" simply shows an animated ‌Apple Music‌ logo.

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Rumors have indicated that Apple is preparing to launch a new "Hi-Fi" tier of ‌Apple Music‌ involving lossless audio and perhaps a Spatial Audio experience on compatible hardware. An announcement could come as soon as this Tuesday, May 18.

The animated ‌Apple Music‌ logo in the teaser has a spinning effect as it switches back and forth between white on black and black on white, perhaps suggestive of the surround-sound nature of Spatial Audio.


The initial rumor about the Hi-Fi ‌Apple Music‌ tier appeared two weeks ago and hints of high-fidelity audio have been found in the code of both the iOS 14.6 beta and the Apple Music app for Android beta.

Some rumors have indicated that the launch of this new Hi-Fi ‌Apple Music‌ tier could come alongside third-generation AirPods, but others have indicated that the new earphones are not expected until later in the year.

(Thanks, Carlos!)

Top Rated Comments

Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
36 months ago
If they can do it at no extra charge, including special spacial audio features for AirPods users, I think it’s gonna be really really tough on Spotify.
Especially with Spotify increasing their prices.
So of course, I expect Spotify immediately to file an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple within the hour of the announcement, because that’s all these other companies really know how to do anymore
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
solipsism Avatar
36 months ago

90%+ people won't even notice the difference given they're one of the few lucky ones with headphones that can play FLAC quality music.
1) This is likely to be ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec), not FLAC.

2) Neither FLAC nor ALAC dictate the quality of the music. They are simply lossless audio codecs. High quality has to come from a high quality source, which is why you can take any 96 Kibps MP3 you want and re-encode it as any lossless format without making the quality better. You won't make it worse, but it won't be better, but if you just saw that it was a FLAC file you may think it's high quality without knowing any better. The real news will be if Apple is getting access to true masters for this new HiFi service option.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JSL1 Avatar
36 months ago
Looking forward to HIFI tier.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anshuvorty Avatar
36 months ago
Well...this cements it then...Tuesday, here we come!!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
symphony Avatar
36 months ago
Puke Miani is going to have 100% score on Apple Track if he gets this right
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applefanboysince93 Avatar
36 months ago
Spatial audio sounds great since you can actually hear a difference whereas Apple is likely keenly aware than next to no one can hear the difference between a good MP3 rip and a CD, which is why Napster and iPod happened to begin with!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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