The iPhone 15 has USB-C, but is it the hi-res audio upgrade we've all been waiting for?

Mar 16, 2023
"We'd love for Apple to improve the quality and file limit of its own internal DAC and output stage (it's limited to 24-bit/48kHz) to make hi-res audio listening worthwhile..."

Worthwhile how, exactly? 24-bit delivers perfectly adequate roll-off to all but most fastidious of recording engineers, and - unless you're Clark Kent - you can't hear any of the very upper frequencies afforded by a 48kHz audio file. What is important is the mastering of the audio, the dynamic range, whether or not a compressor has been used etc. etc. There's a reason why the number of recordings offered in 24/192 have decreased over the last few years... it's simply not needed.


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