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Apple to add high definition audio playback support with iOS

Apple is planning on adding support for high definition audio playback with iOS 8, and should introduce revamped In-Ear Headphones and an updated Lightning connector capable of supporting HD playback, according to a recent report. The news comes from Macotakara which notes that high-quality 24-bit audio files will be supported in the eighth major release of Cupertino’s mobile operating system, iOS 8. 

As if the reported $3.2 billion Beats deal isn’t enough evidence, Apple seems to be quite big on this “music” thing. According to new reports, Apple will introduce high definition audio playback in iOS 8, alongside new versions of its In-Ear Headphones. The iOS rumor corresponds with earlier reports that Apple will announce high-fidelity iTunes music downloads at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). As it currently stands, iOS 7’s standard Music app can’t play high quality 24-bit audio files which contain a sampling frequency beyond 48 kHz.


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