Apple’s Android beta for its Apple Music app has potentially revealed the name of an unreleased app dedicated to the streaming of classical music. Within the code, references to an aptly titled ‘Apple Classical’ have been found.
The references within the Android beta were first reported by 9to5Google. Version 3.9 of the beta includes two widgets for Apple Music, which were detailed in the report. What stands out the most are the references to Apple’s standalone app dedicated to the classical music genre.
Last year, Apple acquired the classical music streaming service Primephonic. The service featured a notable catalogue and search functionality. Following the acquisition, Primephonic’s app and services were shut down. Users were then encouraged to use Apple Music for the time being. Apple stated that a dedicated app was expected to release in 2022. The app will supposedly combine Primephonic’s UI with Apple Music. The app may also feature Lossless and Spatial Audio.
However, Apple has remained fairly quiet on the progress in bringing a streaming service for classical music to life. This is the first major advancement indicating that a release may be around the corner. ‘Apple Classical’ appears to be the name the company is settled on. Beyond that, pricing and an exact release are still up in the air.