Apple is reportedly readying high-definition audio playback to iOS8, according to Japanese website Mac Otakara. This follows rumors last month that Apple would announce improved audio at their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June.
Apple's current music app in iOS 7 can't handle high-quality 24-bit audio files with a frequency above 48 kHz, according to MacRumors. And its current earbuds certainly would also need a major redesign.
Could yet another reason that Apple is aquiring Beats be to jump start its move into HD audio and profit from the hardware sales that are likely to result?