Apple appears to have planned a special event later today about Apple Music’s upcoming spatial audio feature. According to a video that MacRumors says has been uploaded to Apple Music as a teaser — it has since been removed – Apple will be broadcasting a special event called “Introducing Spatial Audio”. The event is not scheduled for the Worldwide Developers Conference, but is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.
That, of course, is right after the likely conclusion of Apple’s highly anticipated 1PM ET keynote to kick off this year’s online WWDC, where the company is expected to announce its annual updates for each of its operating systems. Later in the afternoon at 5 p.m. ET, Apple will give its usual “State of the Union” presentation, which focuses more on developers than the opening keynote and covers various technical aspects of the company’s platforms.
Apple announced spatial audio for Apple Music last month in addition to adding lossless files to the streaming service. Spatial audio works with AirPods, built-in speakers on Apple devices, and third-party headphones, and should offer 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 wouldn’t have been surprising, but it looks like the company wants to give it a little more time in the spotlight.
To learn more about what to expect at WWDC today, here’s our preview.