6Plus aptX ?

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  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Is there a reason the iPhone 6 Plus does not support Bluetooth aptX?
    It's my understanding it's really an improvement.
     
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I thought aptX was a function only used with Android phones.
     
  3. Phil A. Moderator

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    I guess because Apple have chosen not to incorporate it (and pay the licensing fee)
     
  4. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    I use a Note 5 and a Creative Roar 2 (portable Bluetooth speaker) using aptX and the quality is amazing crystal clear highs nice bass. Its like regular Bluetooth Audio sounds like Radio back in the day and aptX sounds like a CD but better.
     
  5. AliMacs macrumors 6502

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    AptX has lossy and lossless versions as well. It's via BT transmission. If I can prefer one codec, it would be NOT using BLUETOOTH. I would use AirPlay since it is lossless and bandwidth is much greater than any BT transmission.

    If you must use Bluetooth, APTX is much superior. But then again if your speaker/headphones are crappy, no codec will fix that.
     
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  8. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Apple decided to support AAC over Bluetooth, which sounds at least as good as AptX. The downside is that fewer headphones support it.
    AptX cannot use true lossless mode when run over Bluetooth (the bandwidth is not sufficient). It runs in "hybrid mode", which means it'll switch to a lossy compression scheme when required.
     
  9. AliMacs macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the correction - I was incorrect on that lossless spec.
     

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