Back in August 2021, Apple acquired Primephonic, a classical music streaming service that was beloved by fans of the genre for its extensive metadata and related editorial content, both of which made searching for specific recordings, labels, conductors, and even soloists a breeze.

In its press release issued at the time to announce the purchase, Apple detailed its plans to create “a dedicated classical music app next year combining Primephonic’s classical user interface that fans have grown to love with more added features.” It also announced that Primephonic would be permanently shut down the following week.