Apple Music for Android reveals lossless audio could be imminent

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Apple might have bigger plans for next week than initially thought. The new iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K are all set to start shipping to early preorder customers on or around May 21st, but now it seems there could be two surprise announcements: a hi-fi streaming tier of Apple Music, and maybe even AirPods 3.

The Apple Music part seems extremely likely when you factor in a report from 9to5Google. Digging into the latest Apple Music for Android beta app, they discovered direct references to high-resolution audio that didn’t exist previously

These are the prompts found in the app’s code, though they’re not user-facing quite yet:

Lossless audio files preserve every detail of the original file. Turning this on will consume significantly…

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