Apple to Bring HD Audio Playback to iOS 8, Release New In-Ear Headphones?

Apple to Bring HD Audio Playback to iOS 8, Release New In-Ear Headphones?

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Apple is reportedly preparing to bring HD Audio playback for iOS 8, as well as a new version of its in-ear headphones and an updated lightning connector, according to a report from Mac Otakara.

Currently, the music app in iOS 7 cannot handle high-quality 24-bit audio files with a sampling frequency above 48kHz, therefore a third-party application is required to play any higher-quality files, however playback is still limited to the hardware. Apple is also reportedly rolling out an upgrade lightning connector that would allow high-definiton playback for audio accessories.

In addition, Apple will also be rolling out an update to his In-Ear headphones that currently sell for $79 at its online store. The premium headphones have not been updated since 2008 so it is due for a refresh. No word if Apple plans to upgrade the Earpods that ship with the iPhone.

iOS 8 will be unveiled at WWDC, and with this latest news, as well as the rumored Beats acquisition, we could see a heavy focus on music quality come June.

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via Cnet

Apple to Bring HD Audio Playback to iOS 8, Release New In-Ear Headphones?
Dude... - May 14, 2014 at 2:23am
It will have Beats in it. You dont buy Beats for 3 bil and not use them in every and anyway possible
Dude... - May 14, 2014 at 2:23am
It will habe Beats in it. You dont buy Beats for 3 bil and not use them in every and anyway possible
Saul - May 14, 2014 at 1:26am
There new headphones and speakers might have beats integration ;)
Krapatis - May 13, 2014 at 10:31pm
I bet you'll keep rotten that uneducated brain and continues to define how clueless you are and you icon says it all.
DarkSide - May 14, 2014 at 6:00am
@Krapatis (or whatever fake name you'll be using) why do you bother to post useless comments? <>
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