While there are several handsets which are on the market that have been touted to offer for the alleged high-resolution audio, which is said to be better compared to CD quality audio, those are far and few in between. The LG G2, for example, was able to handle lossless 24-bit/192kHz audio files playback, before that act was followed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which subsequently caused most of the other smartphone companies mulling over the idea of similar capabilities in future handsets. Well, while there are rumors going around of Apple working on a high-res audio tracks catalog for iTunes, one ought to take note that the recently released iPhones will lack high-res audio support.
How is that “no-show” of a feature proven? Apparently, an audio testing expert played purposefully generated sampling quality tones in .wav format via the iPhone 6′s headphone jack, before using a high-res audio recorder that runs at the required 96kHz sampling rate, 24 bits per sample, to detect the playback.
All recorded files were then sent to the Adobe Audition editing software, where it was matched to the original files, and the conclusion was this – the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unable to support 24-bit resolution audio. Sure, it smells as though Apple purposely restricted such a capability, since the latest iPhones were relying on tailor-made Cirrus Logic 338S1201 audio processor, which is capable of supporting high-res audio in its most recent editions.