Apple has made it clear that supportSpatial Audio with Dolby Atmos In Apple Music for the device’s speakers, some older iPhones, iPads don’t support this feature.
The iPhone XR, iPad, iPad mini speakers don’t support Spatial Audio in Apple Music.
Apple unveils Apple Music support for spatial audio with Dolby Atmos for listeners Listen to music with dimensions, surround sound, get a better listening experience.
Apple previously stated that Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos supports iPhone XR, iPad mini 5, iPad Air 3, iPad 6th – 8th generation.
The built-in speakers on an iPhone XR or later (except iPhone SE), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad (6th generation or later), iPad Air (3rd generation or later), or iPad mini (5th generation)
Latest (22 Jul 21) Apple has updated new information. Specifies that the built-in speakers of iPhone XS or later (except iPhone SE), 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 4 support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music.
The built-in speakers on an iPhone XS or later (except iPhone SE), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro 11-inch, or iPad Air (4th generation)
This update makes it clear that older iPhones and iPads will no longer support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music when playing music through speakers.
Listen through compatible headphones!
However, older iPhone, iPad users can still listen to Apple Music in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos through compatible headphones.
The supported headphones are as follows:
- AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max
- Beats X, Beats Solo3 Wireless, Beats Studio3, Powerbeats3 Wireless, Beats Flex, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo Pro, Beats Studio Buds
For Mac models that support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music when played through speakers include the 2018 MacBook Pro or later, the 2018 MacBook Air, and the 2021 iMac.
Source – macrumors