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Apple Announces Pre-order for Apple Music Classical

Four different screenshtos from the Apple Music Classical app that shows off various aspects of the interface

Most announcements from Apple come via press release, or streamed video. But that is not the way that I found out that Apple is releasing Apple Music Classical on March 28th. Instead, I got a push notification from the Apple Music app that let me know that Apple Music Classical was coming. It is possible that a press release will be published, but as of this writing it has not.

Back in August of 2021 Apple announced that they had acquired Polyphonic, an app dedicated to classical music. According to the Apple Music Classical product page,

Get the app designed specifically for classical music. Available to Apple Music subscribers at no additional cost. Instantly find any recording in the world’s largest classical music catalog with search built for the genre. Enjoy the highest audio quality available (up to 192 kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Lossless) and hear classical favorites like never before in spatial audio, all with zero ads.

Apple Music Classical also makes it easy for beginners to get acquainted with the genre thanks to hundreds of Essentials playlists, insightful composer biographies, deep-dive guides for many key works, and intuitive browsing features.

The Ultimate Classical Experience * Get unlimited access to the world’s largest classical music catalog (over 5 million tracks) with everything from new releases to celebrated masterpieces, plus thousands of exclusive albums. * Search by composer, work, conductor, or even catalog number, and find specific recordings instantly. * Listen in the highest audio quality (up to 192 kHz/24 bit Hi-Res Lossless) and enjoy thousands of recordings in immersive spatial audio with Dolby Atmos. * Benefit from complete and accurate metadata to make sure you know exactly what and who you are playing. * Learn while you listen, with thousands of composer biographies, descriptions of key works, and more. * Listen using AirPlay on compatible wireless devices.

Requirements * Requires an Apple Music subscription (Individual, Student, Family, or Apple One). Not available with the Apple Music Voice Plan. * Available worldwide where Apple Music is offered, excluding China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Available features and content may vary by country or region. * Apple Music Classical is available for all iPhone models running iOS 15.4 or later. * To listen to music on Apple Music Classical, you must have an internet connection.

Apple Music Classical will only be available as an iPhone app at launch and it will be localized to English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

You can pre-order Apple Music Classical today from the Apple App Store. Apple Music Classical is included with any Apple Music subscription, so you will need to be subscribed to Apple Music in order to use the service.

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