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Next iOS update will reportedly let your Apple devices play FLAC files

07 June 2017, 15:29 | Written by Laurence Day

A new report suggests that Apple will include playback support for FLAC audio in iOS 11 - meaning that you can play those lossless gems on your iPhone or iPad.

The Next Web note that some Reddit users, who have got their hands on a beta edition of the system, have dug around to find expanded functionality that looks set to be part of the upcoming file-management app, Files.

The format is a darnsight bulkier than the recently retired MP3, but many consider it a far better listening experience that retains much more of the original recording's quality - especially when compared to the other highly compressed formats, such as the MP3.

iOS 11 is due later this year.

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