Will iTunes offer High Resolution Audio?

Max from San Diego, CA

Episode 1397 (22:48)

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Mike likes MQA high resolution audio, and he wants to know if Apple has any plans to make MQA music available on iTunes. Jason says that MQA is the latest in compression technology that seeks to improve the audio quality over mp3 or AAC, but still keep the file size manageable. Apple hasn't really talked about their plans for MQA, which is an outside standard. But he says that Apple's branding is all about improving quality and MQA is having trouble getting market share.

Jason also says that in reality, many won't really be able to tell the difference. It would be nice if they would make it available for those who are willing to pay for it.