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

Posted May 13, 2014 at 3:47pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10504 views

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

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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? <>
DarkSide - May 14, 2014 at 6:02am
Please reply with another useless comment below.
Mindless Troll above and below - May 14, 2014 at 10:40am
Dark side your name clearly explains you and your logic. If anyone is clearly speaking like one, it's you because your dark mind is probably rotting more with darker mold lol
Fukran john - May 13, 2014 at 6:57pm
It Samsung and HTC has then appple has it in their next version. That's an easy guess :D
Fukran john - May 13, 2014 at 6:58pm
If Samsung and HTC (typo)
Fukscrawn John - May 13, 2014 at 6:59pm
Yeah easy guess from your perspective we don't speak or try to act like. XD
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