iPhone's have no aptx support?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by UBS28, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2012
    Apple has got more money than the US government, so you'd think they could afford some aptx licenses for their iPhones?
  2. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
    Apple are pushing AAC support over SBC & APTX. It's one of the purposes of the W1 chip.
  3. UBS28, Mar 13, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2017

    UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2012
    It's dead on arrival because AAC is lower quality than APTX and APTX HD is already here which is even a better version of APTX.

    Apple can add APTX (and APTX HD later) next to AAC on their $1000+ iPhone's. You know they can easily afford the licensing fees with the big profit margins that we pay.
  4. dmylrea, Mar 13, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2017

    dmylrea macrumors 68030


    Sep 27, 2005
    It was my understanding that aptX is a higher quality way of transmitting music over bluetooth. AAC is a type of music compression, and not really related to wireless or BT, no more than MP3 is (which AAC is competing against).

    Isn't comparing AAC to aptX something of an Apples and Oranges comparison?

    FWIW. I agree with UBS28...it would be great if Apple could throw in aptX support for those of us that that don't want to buy a W1 chip-enabled device FROM Apple. It's a great standard, can be lossless, HD, etc. Why not?

    I should add, too, that aptX has been out much longer than Apple has had the W1 chip, yet no iPhone has ever supported it.
  5. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
    APTX is just another form of compression of comparable quality to AAC both of which are far better than SBC. APTX and APTX HD require the use of a qualcom SoC in the iPhone and the way their current relationship is going that would be an unlikely step for Apple to take.
  6. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Apple wants u to go through AirPlay instead of BT.
  8. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    Apple didn't get all that Money by paying for Licenses.
    Besides all the aptX talk is irrelevant now that Bluetooth 5.0 will be in each iPhone alone with the W1 chip.
    That being said I love aptX using my Note 5 and Creative Roar 2 Speaker the Quallity is there.

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