Apple will introduce the Spatial Audio feature of Apple Music right after the WWDC 2021 keynote ends on Monday, with a video showing a special event.
Apple announced Spatial Audio as a new addition to Apple Music alongside lossless hi-fi music streaming in May, and the launch for users was said at the time in June. It seems that for Spatial Audio, at least, it will come very soon.
An Apple Music video published in Reddit has been discovered, called “Intro to Spatial Audio.” The video invites viewers to “tune in on June 7 at 12pm PST to watch this special event,” which follows the WWDC 2021 keynote address.
Spatial Audio promises an immersive audio experience, built on Dolby Atmos. Rather than using fixed audio channels, Spatial Audio also takes into account the movements of the user’s head, allowing music sources to remain in positions relative to the user’s body.
Apple previously said that thousands of songs in its Apple Music catalog were available to listen to with Spatial Audio, and the number grows over time.
While Apple hasn’t established what hardware is required for Spatial Audio to work, you likely need AirPods Pro or AirPods Max at a minimum.
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