Interesting effects for the artwork
However, the digital age offers possibilities that cannot be realized on printed paper. With iOS / iPadOS 14.3 and macOS 11.1, Apple is adding an interesting effect to the display of covers: the works of art come into motion. Apple’s subscribers Streaming service Animated covers will be available in the future, at least for all albums that have this feature.
Waterfall, waves and moving clouds
Users of the beta versions discovered the new feature a few days ago in the iPhone company’s music app. That reports 9to5Mac. Some albums came up with moving pictures in iOS 14.3 and macOS 11.1, for example “Detroit 2” by Big Sean and “Gigaton” by Pearl Jam. In the latter, for example, a waterfall falls from the edge of a rock, clouds move across the sky and the surface of the lake is rippled by waves.
Moving covers on playlists so far
However, the feature in Apple Music is not completely new. The iPhone company has been offering animated covers for some playlists for some time. For individual albums, however, the moving images have not yet been available. Apparently, Apple now thinks the time has come to offer the animations for all content of the in-house streaming service, provided that they are also available for the albums. The expansion does not change the size of the artwork, it remains unchanged on all Cupertino devices. It is not known whether Apple will also offer the animated covers for purchased albums in the future.