MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC: all the audio file formats explained

HappySounds

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You describe AAC in your article as:

"AAC (not hi-res): Apple's alternative to MP3".

This is a significant distortion (sorry...).

Apple had no part whatsoever in the development of the standard. The standard was established in 1997 and was part of the standards for MPEG-2 and subsequently MPEG-4, but was not adopted as an audio-only format until Apple used it as the default standard for iTunes and the iPod. They definitely popularised it, but they did not invent it or even contribute to its development.
 

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