Headphones which do 24/96 DAC will be the cool thing. Just taking the digital out of the I devices and doing in house headphone DA.They will wait till they sell everyone 48 kHz models then release the good ones.lol
Doing it in the headphones would effectively result in a cable-less process leading to higher SQ!
Yeap, classic Apple, re launch something that was unsuccsesfull years ago with their "personal touches" used as a front to sell a more expensive product, force the now "hooked" masses into upgrading
I'm not opposed to Apple pushing a High Res format forward, nor am I opposed to them starting a line of Headphones with amp/Dacs on board I am how ever opposed to over complicating music playback, in a sense it's simplified, but when one of those headphones goes down, will apple offer to fix it? If so kudos to them,
it'll be interesting to hear how these new devices sound