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AirPods 3 price and release date revealed with Spatial Audio

AirPods 3 price and release date revealed with Spatial Audio

Apple revealed AirPods 3 (or AirPods 3rd Generation) today with features that set the new earbuds apart from their predecessors. Apple's own Susmita Dutta spoke about the next generation in AirPods from the company, starting with Spatial Audio enabled by default. These new AirPods look effectively like the AirPods Pro - without the earbud tips.

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Update your new iPhone, iPad before you play music

Update your new iPhone, iPad before you play music

Apple Music appears to be the center of attention in a code mix-up today in certain iPad and iPhone devices. The fix is relatively simple - all one needs to do is update their device with a simple visit to Settings - General - Software Update. Without said update, some users have found that restoring a new iPhone or iPad from backup results in the inability to access certain Apple Music features.

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Apple Music uses Shazam to compensate creators in DJ mixes

Apple Music uses Shazam to compensate creators in DJ mixes

Music streaming has become a giant industry in itself for the past few years, but there are still plenty of kinks to be ironed out in the prevalent business model. Proper compensation is always a thorny issue for music that's aired over the Internet. DJ mixes are even more problematic because they, well, mix content from different artists. That's a very niche but problematic area that Apple Music wants to specialize in, thanks to music-fingerprinting technology from Shazam.

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Apple is getting into classical music streaming with Primephonic purchase

Apple is getting into classical music streaming with Primephonic purchase

Apple is making a big move in the realm of classical music today, announcing that it has acquired classical music streaming service Primephonic. That, obviously, means Apple is looking to soup up the classical music offerings of Apple Music, as Primephonic will apparently be shut down and relaunched as a standalone Apple Music Classical app. Unfortunately for current Primephonic users, there seems to be a rather large gap between that shutdown and eventual relaunch.

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iPhone iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 released: MagSafe Battery Pack and Apple Card Family updates

iPhone iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 released: MagSafe Battery Pack and Apple Card Family updates

Apple has released iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7, the latest versions of its software for iPhone and iPad, complete with MagSafe Battery Pack support and Apple Card Family credit limit combination. The new update also adds new features to HomePod, in addition to fixes around Dolby Atmos playback from Apple Music.

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Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos supported devices at launch

Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos supported devices at launch

As of today, Apple Music supports Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos. This means that tracks that work with said technology will be played as "immersive audio experiences" on a select set of Apple devices. Today we're going to take a peek at the devices that will be able to take advantage of this upgrade. We're also taking a peek at the best ways to drop in on the new tech to hear the difference as clear as possible.

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Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio finally go live

Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio finally go live

Before iPhones became its hottest products, Apple's name was also synonymous with music, both for its iPods as well as iTunes. These days, those roles have been taken up by the iPhone and HomePod speakers as well as the new Apple Music streaming service. Right at the start of its annual developer conference, Apple is flipping the switch to finally give Music some long-awaited features. But as enticing as Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio sounds, no pun intended, you'll have to make sure you actually have the hardware capable of supporting those modes.

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Apple Music Lossless and AirPods: The Confusing Highs and Lows

Apple Music Lossless and AirPods: The Confusing Highs and Lows

Apple Music's new lossless playback is big news, and not just for audiophiles, but you'd be forgiven for getting confused when it comes to how the higher-quality streaming plays with your AirPods or other headphones. While subscribers won't pay any more for Apple Music with the Lossless and Hi-Resolution Lossless tracks, you may need to spend something on new hardware - yes, even if you've already bought AirPods Max.

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Apple Music Lossless Audio coming with no price bump, plus Dolby Atmos

Apple Music Lossless Audio coming with no price bump, plus Dolby Atmos

Apple is updating Apple Music with lossless audio, promising a huge upgrade to the sound quality on offer, and without increasing the price of the monthly subscription. In addition, Apple Music is adding Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos support, for a more immersive experience - though you'll need to be listening via the right hardware in order to actually enjoy it.

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Apple Music HiFi lossless audio details found in latest Android app beta

Apple Music HiFi lossless audio details found in latest Android app beta

It seems that Apple is gearing up to launch a lossless audio plan for its Apple Music streaming service, and a new app teardown reveals some new details about this unannounced lossless option. The hints were found in a teardown of the Apple Music 3.6.0 Beta app, including warnings about how much data it will take to stream lossless music when not connected to WiFi.

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Apple Music HiFi plan seems more likely than ever with new leaks

Apple Music HiFi plan seems more likely than ever with new leaks

It sure looks like Apple is planning to introduce its own HiFi music plan, giving audiophiles a higher quality streaming option to go with their pricey hardware while taking on competing services like Spotify's and Deezer's high-fidelity audio options. A couple of new leaks reinforce the potential, while one teases a particularly tantalizing perk not offered by other services.

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Prince has a new album: Here’s how and when

Prince has a new album: Here’s how and when

A Prince album was recorded in the year 2010 then "mysteriously archived by Prince." Today, the Prince estate announced that they'll be releasing this album in its entirety in July of 2021. This album is called Prince: Welcome 2 America. A sort of preview track from the album was made available here in early April of 2021.

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