Apple Classical Music Standalone App Likely To Launch This Year. Would It Be Different From App

Apple is working to introduce a standalone classical music app purportedly called Apple Music Classical, the media has reported. The Apple Music Classical has appeared in the backend code used by the tech giant, thus, suggesting that we could perhaps be seeing ‌Apple Music‌ Classical debut in the near future, according to a report in Macrumors.com.

The Apple Music Classical app would be available as a standalone app alongside the ‌original Apple Music‌ app.

‌To recall, Apple had earlier promised to bring an improved classical music experience for ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers. Apple Music‌ Classical would be built around Priephonic, which is a classical music service that the Cupertino, California-based company bought more than a year ago.

The tech giant had said there would be a “dedicated classical music app” coming in 2022, with the app combining Primephonic’s classical user interface with “more added features”. With roughly 90 days to go until the end of the year, there isn’t a lot of time left for Apple to make the promised 2022 timeline, the Macrumors.com report added.

Some reports suggest that music lovers are likely to get the standalone classical music app in a future iOS 16 update that is planned before the end of the year.

It should be noted that Apple Music gained popularity rapidly after its launch, passing the milestone of 10 million subscribers in only six months. The music service has more than 100 million subscribers around the world. The tech giant recently announced that it now has over 860 million paid subscribers across all of its services, which includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News, iCloud, and more.

“Customers continue to engage enthusiastically with our content across news, fitness, music, gaming, and more,” said the company.

“We also achieved June quarter revenue records in each major Services category, including all-time revenue records for Music,” it added.