Apple Music could offer high-resolution music to its numerous users. After less than one year from its release, Apple Music has approximately 35 percent of the total number of paid accounts compared to Spotify, a platform that was released almost 10 years ago.
So, people are wondering if the Cupertino company’s system will get up to date even faster by providing something that its more mature competitors still do not have. Reports say that the company is taking into consideration the inclusion of audio streaming in high-resolution mode, in order to take Apple Music to the top place in 2016.
While these are just pure speculations, there are several aspects that indicate it is a real possibility for the Cupertino giant. First, there are the headsets that are compatible with Apple’s premium iOS gadgets, since they can use their Lightning ports, found on iPhones and iPads, to deliver clear sound while being more compact than a conventional 3.5mm slot.
Obviously, these connections can transfer information and energy power as well, since these are current utilization for the Lightning wires. This allows producers to incorporate a DAC processor inside the headsets. That is an essential feature because the existing DAC within Apple’s iOS gadgets are not able of playing sounds in high-resolution mode.
This happens because high-res files have higher bit rates with more information than conventional MP3 and AAC audio files, for instance. The only method for Apple gadgets to natively stream top quality audio is for the company to add better DAC options to iPads or iPhones.
Other idea is for producers to incorporate them in headsets, precisely what Philips achieved with the Fidelio M2L devices. The latter situation is even more efficient. Better DAC features would increase Apple’s material for its gadgets and not all users would prefer and use the optimized sound processor.
Including them directly into the headsets offers these functions for people who like high-resolution music. Of course, users must have high-res songs on their devices and they are not as widely available as conventional sound tracks. These audio files are costlier, besides occupying a much larger memory space than regular files.
Some Apple customers paid for dedicated high-res audio players and then they found out that have a limited number of sources from where they can buy songs. People can narrow their search to the websites that offer a small number of audio files for testing before purchasing other titles.
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