iPhones users may get a new Apple music app soon!
No, your existing Apple Music App is not going anywhere! Instead, Apple is planning to bring a whole new Music app for iPhones with the next release of iOS 15.5. According to a report by MacRumors, there are references to the upcoming "Apple Classical" app that has been in development to complement the current Apple music app. The new music app "Apple Classical" has been discovered in the first beta version of iOS 15.5. The report suggests that there are "Open in Apple Classical" and "Open this in the new app designed for classical music" in the Music app code, but the Classical app has not yet been launched, hinting toward the standalone launch of the new Apple Music app soon.
Last year, when Apple announced the purchase of the classical music streaming service Primephonic, it said that “the best elements of Primephonic would become a part of Apple Music, providing subscribers with a significantly improved classical music experience,” MacRumors report mentioned. Primephonic offers advanced search and browsing features especially optimized for classical music.
Apple's announcement simply hinted toward the launch of a new Apple Music app in 2022 which will be solely dedicated to classical music. The new app will bring Primephonic's user interface and specializations for classical music with Apple's music library and several other features such as Lossless and Spatial Audio. Though Apple has not provided any other details on the new Music app for iPhone users, neither do we know exactly when the app might come out, but according to the report, preparations are clearly on. Also, this week, Apple has started to release the first beta versions of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5.
What else is Apple expected to bring with the iOS 15.5 update?
The MacRumors report listed all the possible features and upgrades that are expected to roll out along with the next iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 updates. The first betas version of these updates includes the addition of "Request" and "Send" buttons to Apple Pay Cash, which is also renamed Apple Cash. Besides this, there are now WiFi signal bars in the Home App, SportsKit update, rebranding of iTunes Pass, support of external links in iOS 15.5, and more.