Apple has announced that it will provide for its music service, Apple Music the next generation of sound, as it adds Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio without an additional cost to subscribers next June.
Apple Music subscribers will have access to Lossless Audio quality for listening to more than 75 million songs. The company will use its own ALAC codec to give its users a unique listening experience, listening to songs exactly as they were recorded in the studio by the artists. The new sound quality will be available in 20 million songs in June and will reach 70 million songs by the end of the year.
Regarding to Spatial Audio, Apple claims listeners will enjoy the feeling that sound is coming directly to their ears from all directions. Spatial Audio will be filled with thousands of Apple Music songs. At the same time, the Apple Music service will be constantly enriched with new songs compatible with Dolby Atmos technology.
It should be mentioned that the standard Lossless package of Apple Music offers "CD quality", ie from 16 bits at 44.1 kHz to 24 bits at 48 kHz, while there will be a Hi-Res Lossless package for quality up to 24 bits at 192 kHz.