It was just recently 9to5Mac discovered proof to propose Apple is getting ready to launch a lossless contribution within Music, and now its sister site has uncovered more data about the possible upgrade.
Directing an APK teardown of the most recent version of the Apple Music app for Android, 9to5Google discovered code snippets referring to two different levels of high-fidelity audio: “Lossless” and “High-res Lossless.”
The previous will purportedly see songs encoded in Apple’s ALAC codec at up to 48kHz, while the last further knocks up the quality to 192kHz.
There’s obviously no mention of Dolby Atmos or Dolby Audio in the code of Apple Music 3.6 for Android. Apple made a reference to both in iOS 14.6 beta 1 before subsequently removing any mention of a high-fidelity service in beta 2.
Should high-quality streaming show up with iOS 14.6, there’s a decent possibility the organization will have a HiFi level out before Spotify does later this year.