HD Audio Coming To Apple iOS8

By |


9ab79ebe-53dc-3b74-be3e-a4cc6d6075cc.jpegApple is finally doing what many had speculated - bringing HD Audio support to its iOS platform. Details are scarce for right now, but this is good news for hi-res audio fans (like us).

From Cnet

iPhone and iPad users may be able to enjoy higher-quality music after iOS 8 arrives later this year.

Apple is rumored to be prepping high-definition audio playback for the next edition of iOS, Japanese website Macotakara said Tuesday. The Music app in iOS 7 can't handle high-quality 24-bit audio files with a sampling frequency beyond 48 kHz, according to MacRumors. So the ability to play HD audio would require tweaks to Apple's mobile OS.

To support the higher-quality audio, Apple would need to cook up new versions of its $79 In-Ear Headphones and Lightning cables, Macotakara added. The report didn't indicate if Apple would also upgrade the familiar earpods bundled with each iPhone.

If this information is actually accurate, the unveiling of iOS 8 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June could play up the theme of music. Apple reportedly is trying to acquire headphone maker Beats Electronics. If the deal goes through anytime soon, Apple could use WWDC as a forum to reveal exactly what it plans to do with Beats and invite Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to the stage.

Additional Resources


  • Comment on this article

Post a Comment
comments powered by Disqus

Latest News

Nov 28
GoldenEar Triton One.R Now Shipping We get a lot of emails and PMs here at HomeTheaterReview from readers who want us to help them pick...
GoldenEar Triton One.R Now Shipping

Nov 23
SVS Announces Black Friday Deals on NSD Series Subwoofers Priced at $399 and $499 each, these subwoofers are available in limited quantities, and when they're gone they're gone.
SVS Announces Black Friday Deals on NSD Series Subwoofers

Nov 21
Sound United Announces Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals With sales prices of up to $300 off of select products, Sound United is dropping some serious deals for this holiday buying frenzy week.
Sound United Announces Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

Nov 16
McIntosh Introduces New XRT1.1K Loudspeaker Smaller and more affordable than the XRT2.1K, the new speaker still packs a massive punch.
McIntosh Introduces New XRT1.1K Loudspeaker

Nov 15
SVS Introduces 3000 Series Subs Is SVS' 4000 Series too much sub for your room, but the 2000 Series isn't quite enough? SVS has you covered with two new subs.
SVS Introduces 3000 Series Subs