The name of Apple’s new app focused on classical music appears to have leaked from the company’s Android app code.
Last year, Apple announced its purchase of classical music streaming service Primephonic, which offered advanced search and browsing features specifically optimized for classical music. At the time, Apple said the best elements of Primephonic would be part of Apple Music, giving subscribers a vastly improved classical music experience.
Importantly, the company added that it will launch a new Apple Music app in 2022 dedicated to classical music, combining Primephonic’s user interface and specializations for classical music with the Apple Music library and features such as Lossless and Spatial. Sound.
The name of the new application dedicated to classical music was not mentioned at the time. Now the lines of code discovered by 9to5Google in the Apple Music beta on Android suggest it might simply be called “Apple Classical”, with the code string referring to the ability to open a compatible track directly in the new, optimized service.
Late last year, Apple advertised a job for a UX designer to work on the new standalone music app. According to the job description, the candidate was to “provide UX expertise and new insights specifically for Primephonic” to help achieve a distinct experience for classical music that would include “visual, auditory and haptic” aspects, which can provide a hint of what the new app might offer.
While the jobs listing suggested that the Primephonic brand would persist in some form as part of Apple’s classic offering, it seems possible that it could continue to exist as a subsection of the new service under Apple Classical.
According to BloombergAccording to Mark Gurman, Apple plans to hold a special event on March 8 to unveil a new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and Mac mini, so the classic new Apple Music app could be rolled out next alongside other announcements.