Apple today released Apple Music Classical for iPad. This move follows the initial launch on the iPhone and Android, broadening the accessibility of classical music to a wider audience. The update, version 1.1, introduces an iPad-specific interface designed to optimize the user experience on the larger screen.
In 2021, Apple made a significant stride in the classical music realm by acquiring the Primephonic streaming service. This acquisition paved the way for the development of Apple Music Classical, a standalone app dedicated to classical music. Launched in March 2023, the app grants users access to over five million classical tracks, encompassing high-quality releases, curated playlists, exclusive albums, and in-depth features such as composer biographies and explorations of key works.
Apple Music Classical for iPad includes support for high-fidelity playback at 192 kHz/24-bit and spatial audio
Version 1.1 of Apple Music Classical presents a tailored interface for iPad users. The app now boasts a navigation sidebar and media playback controls at the bottom of the screen, facilitating effortless navigation and control on the iPad’s spacious display. While the iPad version doesn’t introduce new features, the larger screen real estate alone makes it a valuable addition for classical music connoisseurs.
The latest update to Apple Music Classical, version 1.1, not only introduces iPad compatibility but also includes support for high-fidelity playback at 192 kHz/24-bit and spatial audio. While offline downloading capability is absent, subscribers with an existing Apple Music subscription can seamlessly explore the extensive classical music library on Apple Music Classical for free.
Apple Music Classical distinguishes itself with its user-friendly interface, meticulously crafted for classical music enthusiasts. Unlike the standard Apple Music app, it enables users to search by various parameters, such as composer, work, conductor, catalog number, and more. The app provides detailed information through editorial notes and descriptions.
To add a visual touch to the classical music experience, the Cupertino tech giant commissioned high-resolution digital portraits of renowned composers like Beethoven, Chopin, and Bach. These portraits, characterized by color palettes and artistic references from the relevant classical period, elevate the overall aesthetic of the app.
- Download Apple Music Classical for iPad here.
Apple partners with classical music artists and institutions to offer exclusive content and recordings through Apple Music Classical. This encompasses hundreds of curated playlists, thousands of exclusive albums, and a treasure trove of information about classical compositions.