Apple appears to have planned a dedicated event on Apple Musicâ€™s upcoming spatial audio feature for later today. According to a video that MacRumors says was uploaded to Apple Music as a teaser â€” itâ€™s since been removed â€” Apple will broadcast a special event called â€śIntroducing Spatial Audio.â€ť The event doesnâ€™t appear on the Worldwide Developers Conference schedule but is set for 3PM ET.
That is, of course, immediately after the presumed conclusion of Appleâ€™s much anticipated 1PM ET keynote to kick off this yearâ€™s online WWDC, where the company is expected to announce its annual updates to each of its operating systems. Later in the afternoon at 5PM ET Apple will give its usual â€śState of the Unionâ€ť presentation, which is more focused on developers than the opening keynote and addresses various technical aspects of the companyâ€™s platforms.
Apple announced spatial audio for Apple Music last month alongside the addition of lossless files to the streaming service. Spatial audio will work with AirPods, built-in speakers on Apple devices, and third-party headphones, and should provide more immersive Dolby Atmos mixes compared to regular stereo audio. Apple previously said the feature would launch in June, so a mention of the release date at the WWDC keynote wouldnâ€™t have been surprising, but it seems the company wants to give it a little more time in the spotlight.
For more on what to expect at WWDC today, hereâ€™s our preview.