24-bit Music Coming to iTunes


There are many rumors surrounding Apple’s iTunes store these days. In a world of declining music sales, Apple is fighting to change things around with several new additions to their service. The latest piece of leaked information comes from music blogger Robert Hutton, who claims that Apple may be adding high-resolution music to iTunes soon.

Hutton explains in his blog post:

“For several years, Apple have been insisting that labels provide files for iTunes in 24 bit format – preferably 96k or 192k sampling rate. So they have undeniably the biggest catalog of hi-res audio in the world. 

And the Led Zeppelin remasters in high resolution will be the kick off event – to coincide with Led Zep in hi-res, Apple will flip the switch and launch their hi-res store via iTunes – and apparently, it will be priced a buck above the typical current file prices. 

That’s right – Apple will launch hi-res iTunes in two months.”

Although we are unsure about Hutton’s track record, we do know that Apple has indeed been interested in high-resolution music. There’s also definitely a market for 24-bit music, as the Pono Music Kickstarter (which promises to bring a 24-bit music player to the world) already has 17,000 backers and almost $6 million pledged.

Apple has also been rumored to be working on a major overhaul for iTunes, a music streaming service similar to Spotify, and introducing the iTunes Store to Android. If all of these rumors are true, Apple will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

So, who’s looking forward to high-res music? 

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