RUMOR: Apple Developing High-Definition Audio Format with ‘Adaptive Streaming’

Posted on February 28, 2012 by

Apple is currently working on a new audio format that would allow the company to offer high-definition audio through iTunes, according to The Guardian. The format would also feature an “adaptive streaming” component that would allow music being accessed from iCloud and iTunes Match to be automatically adapted to fit bandwidth or storage constraints.

Apple is working on a new audio file format that will offer “adaptive streaming” to provide high- or low-quality files to users of its iCloud service. […]

The new system would adjust itself to the bandwidth and storage available on the receiving device.

It is believed that Apple will use the new file type to upgrade its iTunes Match service, which allows users to re-download music from iCloud to their Apple devices.

Source: Mac Rumors

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