Apple is reportedly working on bringing higher-resolution audio streaming to Apple Music. The sound would be better than CD quality, which sits at about 44kHz/16-bit.
Sources claim to have learned during the Portable Audio Festival in Japan over the weekend that Apple is developing 96kHZ/24-bit audio streaming for Apple Music, according to Japanese website Macotakara.
The sources say Apple is hoping to launch the higher-res streaming sometime in 2016, and would position Apple Music to take on Tidal, already streaming CD-quality tunes.
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The Lightning port allows for higher quality audio through digital signals, while the 3.5mm jack is limited to analog signals that offer CD-quality at best.
Of course, we recommend taking all this with a grain of salt, but with the iPhone 7 likely bringing in an all-new design along with revamped features next year, we wouldn't be too surprised to see high-quality audio streaming find it's way to Apple Music as well.
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