Apple is about to release a new program called Apple Music Classic, which is particularly tailored for those who like classical music. The app will be available globally on March 28th, alongside the current Apple Music apps for iOS and Android. According to Apple, customers will not need to purchase a separate subscription to enjoy music on the new platform. Apple Music Classical looks to be restricted to iPhone users at first, and the app will offer “maximum audio quality” (up to 192 kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Lossless). Those who own AirPods will be able to listen to spatial audio with no advertisements.
According to its App Store listing, Apple Music Classical will work with iPhone 6 and newer and will support English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.Users must also confirm that they are running iOS 15.4 or later.
According to Apple, the Apple Music Classical app makes it simple for newcomers to get familiar with classical music by providing basic playlists, illuminating composer biographies, and deep-dive instructions. The app will initially offer around five million songs. Apple Music, on the other hand, contains over 100 million songs. The traditional app is incompatible with Apple Music Voice Plan (yet). Moreover, Apple Music Classical will be unavailable to customers in China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
In a press release, Apple notes, “Apple Music Classical makes it quick and easy to find any recording in the world’s largest classical music catalogue with fully optimized search, and listeners can enjoy the highest audio quality available, and experience many classical favourites in a whole new way with immersive spatial audio.”
The app’s release has been anticipated since the business purchased Primephonic in 2021. The latter is well-known for providing high-quality classical music streaming services. Primephonic’s dedicated app will be decommissioned in September 2021. The business pledges to “frequently” upload new playlists to its dedicated classical music app.
After the debut, Apple will offer three dedicated music apps: Apple Music, Apple Music Classical, and Podcast. While the podcast app is free to use, certain unique broadcasts and series require a separate membership. It is unknown if the Apple Music Classical app will be included in the next iOS release. If that happens, Apple will almost certainly give consumers the choice to remove the app. But if it is pre-installed, the app’s download statistics will improve automatically.