Apple Music’s new lossless option is officially available!

During WWDC21, Apple announced that Apple Music Lossless will be launched today for all users.

Announced in May , the company said at the time it would offer a new version of the music streaming service that can play the songs losslessly at no additional cost , starting in June.

Basically, we will be able to listen to select albums without data loss on AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and Beats headphones with H1 or W1 chips . Apple has claimed to be collaborating with artists including Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Kacey Musgraves, and others for the initial launch of Dolby Atmos on Apple Music.

Of course, songs use a lot more space on the device. For example:

  • 10 GB of space could contain approximately: 3,000 songs in high quality AAC, 1,000 songs with Lossless and 200 songs with Hi-Res Lossless;
  • Lossless streaming will consume a lot more data. For example for a 3 minute song we will consume: 1.5MB with high efficiency, 6MB with high quality at 256kbps, 36MB with Lossless 24bit / 48kHz and 145MB with Hi-Res Lossless 24bit / 192 kHz. Support varies and depends on song availability, network conditions, and the capacity of the connected speakers or headphones.

This feature is available starting today for all Apple Music subscribers with approximately 20 million songs with Lossless compatibility and by the end of the year. Apple has stated that all 75 million songs in the catalog will support the new lossless quality.

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