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Based on reports from Hits Double Daily, a trusted source in the music industry, we should expect the launch of a new Hi-Fi (High Fidelity) Apple Music tier in some weeks’ time. The launch is expected to come with the release of the rumoured third-generation AirPods.
According to Hits Double Daily;
The announcement is expected to coincide with the launch of the third-generation AirPods. Whether these will be compatible with the new, improved audio offering is unknown.Hits Double Daily
This new report contradicts other rumours that suggest that Apple AirPods 3 won’t be coming until fall.
This new HiFi Apple Music Tier is expected to provide high-fidelity music streaming to users. Similar to the current individual tier, this new Hifi tier will be made available for a fee of $9.99 monthly.
In February this year, Apple Music’s long-time rival, Spotify, had announced that later in 2021, provision will be made for Spotify users to “upgrade their sound quality to Spotify Hi-Fi and listen to their favourite songs the way artists intended.”
As a means of staying ahead of the competition, Apple now plans to offer the Same feature ( HiFi Apple Music Tier) but at a lower Subscription fee.
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However, news on ground suggests that both the third-generation AirPods launch and the new Hifi Apple Music tier announcement will happen in the “coming weeks.”
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled to hold on June 7 where we expect to hear this announcement. Though there was no hardware announcement at the last year’s conference, we are optimistic that there will be a hardware announcement at the software-focused event in this year’s conference.
The third-generation AirPods (AirPods 3) are expected to feature a design that’s similar to the design language of the AirPods Pro except for some certain “Pro” features like Active Noise Cancelation.
If this information is accurate, then the new AirPods (AirPods 3) release nullifies the report signalling that Apple is cutting back on AirPods production due to decreasing sales.