FLAC: native Music.app support in official specs!!

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  1. jimthing macrumors 65816

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    https://www.apple.com/uk/iphone-x/specs/

    " Audio Playback
    • Audio formats supported: AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+)
    • User-configurable maximum volume limit "
    Is this right...?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    You NEED a new iPhone, or THAT new iPhone.

    Will you buy it only/mainly for this support? I won’t. I can keep converting and importing music to my library just like what I did years ago.
     
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    Is this native to the Music.app, or just other non-Music.app apps, on iOS?
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    Or perhaps just the new iPhone X, perhaps?
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    I bet this is JUST for the new iPhone X. Decoding FLAC Using other apps is already a thing ages ago, as the chip is capable of doing so, albeit maybe a bit choppy.
     
  5. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    FLAC! Lossless! Yes! More reason to have to get 256GB because space will be eaten up like waffles.
     
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    If this is native to iOS Music.app, then surely iTunes must support it to load non-Aplpe bought FLAC music files onto the phone?
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    Anyone? Surely this is important, given it's never been listed in iOS device specs ever before?
     
  7. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    It is funny they finally add FLAC support after transitioning to wireless standards.
     
  8. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    And decide to not allow it to be supported on all older models.
     
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    According to the Audio Playback specs on the website, FLAC is supported on the iPhone 7 and higher.
     
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    So, my question below...
    Given looks like all/most iOS 11 has native Music.app FLAC support.
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    So Q's are:
    1) BUT, is it native Music.app or only other music playing iOS apps?
    2) BUT, does iTunes must support it to load non-Apple bought FLAC music files onto the phone?
     
  12. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    Ok. Apple has left all A9 users behind this time.
    No matter, Business as Usual.
     
  13. eRondeau macrumors 65816

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    I'm trying to get my iPhone 7 to play a FLAC audio file -- just to see if it does -- but I can't figure out how. I can't add it via iTunes Sync because iTunes won't recognize it. And if I mail it to my iPhone it doesn't know what app to open it with. So ironically -- I'm at a loss. LOL!
     
  14. jimthing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes so below Q's remain, annoyingly...
     
  15. eRondeau macrumors 65816

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    A big assumption on my part, but perhaps the "chip" has always had the ability to play FLAC -- but the functionality was just locked-out via software. Hopefully an upcoming update will allow iTunes to accept & play FLAC files, as well as transfer them over to compatible devices.
     
  16. jimthing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep, who knows. Surely the golden master beta users can advise us here... ?
     
  17. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

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    Blah..... spend $10 on Onkyo App and you can have lossless Audio.
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    Your iPhone wont play it and Itunes wont add or play it. Get the Onkyo Hi Fi app and then you will be able to play it as long as you have headphones with a DAC.
     
  18. jimthing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So why has Apple listed this FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR SPECS ON ANY IOS DEVICE, if it doesn't do it natively within iOS Music.app AND iTunes (to load FLACS onto iOS devices).

    Your point is irrelevant that other iOS apps do it; we know that already.
     
  19. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

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    Because Apple?

    There is an APP for HI FI Music that you can use NOW and not have to spend money on the X. Great, so iTunes will finally support it. You still need headphones with a DAC to take advantage of it.

    https://www.whathifi.com/advice/how-to-play-hi-res-music-your-iphone
     
  20. jimthing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That means nothing, and you know it.

    The questions are: (1) why have Apple have listed FLAC support on their official specs for the first time, and more importantly, (2) given they have, whether this means they support it in Music.app in iOS 11 and/or iTunes on Mac/PC to load FLACs onto supported iOS devices?

    You get it now. Good.
     
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    I have no idea. I don't work for Apple.

    What I do know is that RIGHT NOW you can play Hi Fi music on your iPhone. It takes a few steps but it can be done.

    YOUR IPHONE SUPPORTS IT.

    Now, it's going to be even better once you can load the music onto iTunes without having to buy an app.
     
  22. jimthing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sure, but that's not the questions asked. If you don't know, then why answer.
     
  23. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

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    I gave an answer. Buy the APP, play FLAC, your current iPhone supports it, period.

    And who said I was answering only YOU?
     
  24. jimthing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thread title: FLAC: native Music.app support in official specs!!
    That's why.
     
  25. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

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    Entitled Much?

    I made a comment and answered post #15 to help another member out in playing HiFi on their current phone.

    TRY AGAIN
     

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