Apple Music Hi-Fi tier tipped to appear in coming weeks, launch with Airpods 3

It seems as though Apple could be planning to spring a surprise when it launches the AirPods 3: industry sources have claimed that a lossless, high-fidelity audio streaming tier is going to be added to Apple Music at the same time – but crucially, without a price hike.

That’s according to Hits Daily Double (via MacRumors) and, while still a rumor, would make sense for Apple to add the option for users. Back in February Spotify HiFi was announced as a lossless, CD-quality tier coming later this year – although a price has yet to be given – and speculation has been mounting over whether Apple might respond.

While Hits Daily Double says Apple Music’s new, higher-quality offering will be a new “tier”, it also mentions it will be at the same $9.99 per month price as the current plan, which makes it sound as though the extra Hi-Fi quality is going to be a free upgrade for users.

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