iOS 18 to bring “smart song transitions” to Apple Music

There are rumors that Apple Music is getting an upgrade in iOS 18 with a feature called “smart song transitions.”

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Currently, Apple Music offers a crossfade feature, allowing users to set a fade duration (typically between 1 and 12 seconds) to create a seamless transition between songs. However, the upcoming “smart song transitions” feature is expected to be more sophisticated and personalized.

Based on the rumors, here’s what we can speculate:

  • Intelligence over automation: Apple Music may analyze the ending of a song and the beginning of the next to create a smoother transition that considers factors like tempo, genre, or key signature, leading to a more natural and enjoyable listening experience.
  • Customization options: In addition to adjusting the fade duration, users might have the ability to choose between different transition styles, such as a smooth fade, a beat-matched blend, or an intro/outro overlap for a DJ-like effect.

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Adding another layer of intrigue is the rumored “Passthrough” feature mentioned alongside smart song transitions. While details are scarce, it is suggested that this feature might be linked to Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos.

Here are some potential interpretations that could further enhance the listening experience:

  • Spatial Audio Evolution: Passthrough might allow for a seamless transition between stereo and spatial audio formats, particularly beneficial for playlists containing a mix of songs with varying audio formats.
  • Advanced Mixing Techniques: Passthrough might facilitate a new mixing technique within Apple Music, creating unique transitions specifically designed for Spatial Audio, immersing listeners in the sonic landscape.

By combining intelligent algorithms with the artistic vision of musicians and producers, Apple Music could create a more immersive and personalized listening experience for all.

It’s important to note that these are just rumors and for more details we’ll likely have to wait for the official announcement at WWDC (Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference).

(Via AppleInsider)

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