According to Macotakara, a Japanese blog, Apple plans to introduce high definition audio playback in iOS 8 besides the new versions of its In-Ear Headphones and Lightning connector.
While going through a report which was published last month, Apple is expected to announce high-fidelity iTunes music downloads at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014, this addition will enable high-quality audio files to be played on iOS 8 compatible devices.
Presently, iOS 7’s stock music application does not play high-quality 24-bit audio files which include a sampling frequency beyond 48 kHz. Moreover, third party applications such as Onkyo’s HF Player and FLAC player play the assigned audio files, users are restricted to a playback of 16-bit rate. Apple is anticipated to be formulating an upgraded lightning cable to hold high-definition playback on Made For iPhone (MFi) audio accessories, even though any tentative time hasn’t been rumored about the updated wire by Apple.
The report denotes that Apple is working on an up to date version of its In-Ear Headphones to support high-quality audio playback. In coalition to this upgrade, Apple is expected to set in motion iOS 8 at WWDC 2014.