In 2021, Apple announced that it had purchased classical music streaming service Primephonic. Now, not quite 6 months later, code for the latest Apple Music beta app for Android could shed some light on what the Cupertino-based company will do with it. A new Apple Classical music app could be just around the corner.
The potential Apple Classic app
Apple announced its acquisition of Primephonic in August 2021. The Cupertino-based company praised the service’s “exceptional listening experience with search and browse features optimized for premium classic sound.”
Cupertino suggested at the time that a new app dedicated to classical music would arrive in 2022. The app is supposed to combine Primephonic’s familiar user interface, but add more features like Lossless and Spatial Audio.
Lines of code discovered in the Apple Music beta on Android by 9to5Google offer the first clue as to the name of the new app. It looks like Cupertino is getting simple with the naming again, calling the app Apple Classical.
In addition to improving the widgets in the Android application, the code indicates that it will be possible to open a compatible track directly in the optimized service offered by Apple Classical.
Other signs of an upcoming classical music app
Not too long ago, Apple advertised a UX designer position. According to the job description, the role would be responsible for providing “UX expertise and fresh insights specifically for Primephonic.”
Primephonic itself went offline on September 7, 2021 and is no longer available to new subscribers. Existing customers received six months of free Apple Music, a trial period that is quickly coming to an end.
It seems likely that Apple Classical will officially launch soon, giving those Primephonic customers the enhanced experience they were promised when Cupertino acquired the service as well as earlier this year.