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Apple Adds FLAC Audio Support to iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, Apple TV 4K

Apple Adds FLAC Audio Support to iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, Apple TV 4K

Posted September 16, 2017 at 4:46pm by iClarified · 18714 views
Apple has added FLAC audio support to the new iPhone X, iPhone 8, and Apple TV 4K; as well as, the iPhone 7.

FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality.

FLAC support is listed in the technical specifications for Apple's new devices and will launch on the iPhone 7 with the release of iOS 11.

It's doubtful that Apple Music will stream FLAC audio files so you'll need to use the Files app or a third party app for playback.

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Apple Adds FLAC Audio Support to iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, Apple TV 4K
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Confused_man
Confused_man - September 22, 2017 at 3:19pm
I have not been able to get FLAC files to play in iOS 11 on iPhone 7 Plus or iPad. I have files in iCloud, Google Drive, and have even copied them to local storage on the devices, but FLAC files don't play. Any suggestions on how to make this feature work, please?
Mattt
Mattt - September 17, 2017 at 6:05pm
Now we wait for it to hit the music app...
D4xM4Nx
D4xM4Nx - September 17, 2017 at 5:58am
Wonder what took Apple so long, but finally happened.
dre
dre - September 16, 2017 at 5:06pm
FINALLY
RemovalOfAux
RemovalOfAux - September 16, 2017 at 6:45pm
Now people can appreciate why aux was removed... lightening port brings FLAC
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