news category created 14 May 2014 written by Dan Cox
‘Apple is said to be introducing high definition audio playback in iOS 8 alongside new versions of its In-Ear Headphones and Lightning connector, according to a report from Mac Otakara (Google Translate).
Building off of a report last month which claimed that Apple will announce high-fidelity iTunes music downloads at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the post notes that Apple will enable high-quality audio files to be played on iOS 8 compatible devices.
Currently, iOS 7’s stock Music app cannot play high quality 24-bit audio files that contain a sampling frequency beyond 48 kHz. Additionally, while third-party apps such as Onkyo’s HF Player and FLAC Player are able to play said audio files, users are still limited to onboard playback at a 16-bit rate.’
“So now we know why they were keen to promote MFIT. A ready made library for Hi Res download.
Although I would question the validity of most MFIT files if they have been optimised for MFIT being suitable for Hi Res download.”
– Ray Staff (Mastering Engineer & MPG Mastering Group)
Is this the best way to promote sound quality?