Relenting to the popular demand, technology major Apple has recently started the rollout of the fourth beta updates of iOS 15.5 and iPad 15.5 to developers. The upcoming iOS update will only include small changes and features in addition to performance and security fixes, the update will also reintroduce an Apple Music feature that the company removed with iOS 15.4.
According to Apple, the tech giant will again add a popular Apple Music API that allows users to change the playback speeds of songs within the app. The API is also used by several third-party music players.
“We have re-evaluated our previous decision to disable changing the playback rate for subscription content from Apple Music in third-party applications, and we came to the conclusion that we could safely enable that functionality again, just like before the release of iOS 15.4. As such, this issue is fixed in iOS 15.5 beta 4.” Apple software engineer on the Apple Music team, Joe Kun said in a post in the Apple developer forum.
For those who are unaware, Apple removed the API that allows users to change the playback speed of songs with previous iOS updates. Apple did not reveal the reason why it removed the API.
Apart from this, Apple iPhones may get a new app with the upcoming iOS update. According to a report by MacRumors, references to a new “Apple Classical” app were discovered in the first beta version of iOS 15.5. As per the report, the company has the app in development and it will likely complement the existing Apple Music app.
The report reveals that a few codes in the Music app indicate that Apple may launch a standalone Classical app soon. “Open in Apple Classical” and “Open this in the new app designed for classical music”, the codes spotted in the Apple Music app read.