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Your iTunes Might Sound Almost Twice as Nice Soon

According to CNN, Apple and other digital download services are in talks with record labels to up music files from 16-bit to pristine, high-fidelity 24-bit. But while Macs can handle 24-bit music already, iPods and iPhones would need to be retooled to accommodate the sweet sounds. Soon please! [CNN]


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The biggest issue here, I think, is that most built-in sound cards on computers only support 16-bit anyway, which means everything gets resampled back to where it is now. So what's the point?