As of late, we realized that Apple’s ultra-premium $550 AirPods Max headphones aren’t ready for the new lossless audio catalog coming to Apple Track subsequent month — and so they’re no longer by myself. Apple confirms to The Verge that the HomePod and HomePod mini gained’t improve lossless audio, both. (MacRumors confirmed the same thing with sources previous this afternoon.)
The excellent news is that the HomePod and HomePod mini will certainly improve the corporate’s new spatial audio stories, which are meant to supply extra immersive audio than a normal stereo or digital encompass combine — we have been slightly intrigued trying spatial audio on the AirPods Pro, and it’s additionally coming to Apple Track subsequent month in a larger method.
And, Apple says, it’s no longer like every of those units will fail to play again lossless tracks utterly. They just gained’t be taking part in them at lossless high quality.
Nonetheless, it kind of feels like another reason that Apple will have to truly strongly consider having a fire sale for the original HomePod, which is in some way nonetheless to be had for a an increasing number of hard-to-justify $300 months after formally being discontinued.