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ALAC in iRadio?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by patent10021, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Will we have the option of ALAC in iRadio?
  2. macrumors 6502

    There is no ALAC in iTunes right now.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Yeah right now. What about when 10.9 or iOS 7 rolls around? iTunes Match is getting ALAC or already has it doesn't it?
  4. macrumors 6502

    Don't bet on it. There is no substantial market for lossless music, not to mention the cost required to host and stream those files. Apple won't do it.
  5. macrumors 603

    While unfortunately I agree with the former I take some issue with the latter. The cost of hosting and streaming compressed lossless music is minimal these days and dropping by the day. HD video streaming is common place and you can stream up to 10 or more ALAC songs concurrently in the same size stream. Also ALAC songs are only 3x to 4x the size of AAC 256bps

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