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news category created 14 May 2014 written by Dan Cox

Apple allegedly prepares HD playback for IOS8

‘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.’

(Source: macrumours)

“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?