At this time, we discovered that Apple’s ultra-premium $550 AirPods Max headphones aren’t ready for the new lossless audio catalog coming to Apple Music subsequent month — they usually’re not alone. Apple confirms to The Verge that the HomePod and HomePod mini received’t help lossless audio, both. (MacRumors confirmed the same thing with sources earlier this afternoon.)
The excellent news is that the HomePod and HomePod mini will certainly help the corporate’s new spacial audio experiences, that are supposed to supply extra immersive audio than a regular stereo or digital encompass combine — we have been pretty intrigued trying spacial audio on the AirPods Pro, and it’s additionally coming to Apple Music subsequent month in a much bigger manner.
And, Apple says, it’s not like several of those units will fail to play again lossless tracks utterly. They merely received’t be taking part in them at lossless high quality.
Nonetheless, it looks like another reason that Apple ought to actually strongly consider having a fire sale for the original HomePod, which is one way or the other nonetheless out there for a more and more hard-to-justify $300 months after formally being discontinued.