After weâ€™ve seen some previous report suggest that Apple could be planning a serious overhaul of its iTunes Music store, new informations seems to be pointing to the fact that the company could also be planning to add high resolution audio downloads to iTunes as part of the revamp. Thus, this would allow iOS users to download lossless 24-bit audio files, says music blogger Robert Hutton.
For several years, Apple have been insisting that labels provide files for iTunes in 24 bit format â€“ 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 â€“ to coincide with Led Zep in hi-res, Apple will flip the switch and launch their hi-res store via iTunes â€“ and apparently, it will be priced a buck above the typical current file prices. Thatâ€™s right â€“ Apple will launch hi-res iTunes in two months.
Apple has been rumored to offer music downloads in a 24-bit format for quite a while now, but it seems that high-definition 24-bit tracks could be unveiled at this yearâ€™s WWDC.