iOS 18 Apple Music App to Get Smarter Song Transitions

With iOS 18 and macOS 15, the Apple Music app will gain smarter song transitions, reports AppleInsider. Apple is reportedly testing a new feature called "smart song transitions" that would be an improvement to the current crossfade option that comes into play when transitioning from one song to the next.

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With smart song transitions, ‌Apple Music‌ users will be able to adjust the crossfade duration from 1 to 12 seconds. As it stands, crossfade bridges the gap between songs by lowering the volume of the song that's ending while increasing the volume of the new song, creating a successful transition without the music ever coming to an end.

AppleInsider says that Apple is also working on a new feature called "Passthrough" for ‌Apple Music‌ and QuickTime Player, but there is no information on what this feature is. The site suggests that it is related to Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos.

Similarly, Apple is said to be working on a "Spatial Gaming" feature internally, but there are also no details on what this might be.

‌iOS 18‌ is set to be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference that will kick off on Monday, June 10.

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bradjames83 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Customisable. The word you’re looking for is “customisable”, not smart. ?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
california_kid Avatar
4 weeks ago
The MacOS app really needs to automatically switch sampling rate playback for lossless files.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Slix Avatar
4 weeks ago
Ever since I learned that some albums have songs that transition into the next song seamlessly, I turned off crossfade, probably 14 years ago or so. :P
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tomchr9 Avatar
4 weeks ago
How about removing the silly 24-bit/48kHz limit and support common sample rates of 96-192kHz which has been supported in DACs for the last 25 years?
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JippaLippa Avatar
4 weeks ago
Is this a joke?!?
With all the requests from the community (yours truly included) and the promise of an AI Overhaul, is this all we can look forward to?!?
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Andres Cantu Avatar
4 weeks ago

Customisable. The word you’re looking for is “customisable”, not smart. ?
Yup, smart would be if it used AI to know how long the end of the song takes, like how some songs have no sound for a couple of seconds.
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