Everything specialized eventually turns mainstream

Not sure if this is true, but if Apple is about to jump into the world of high res downloads, it'll doubtless be interesting.
It's probably to combat the threat of PONO high-res players
- if they don't do something they might just lose it all.

Will Apple's current players handle high-res files?

If not, then there should be a new player in the works also.

It should be interesting:-)
Don't forget that Sony will be a big player in this game also. I believe that the scramble for market share by all of these providers will be a big win for the music buying public. I hope someone is keeping a watchful eye to make sure there are no back-room meetings amongst the providers to keep pricing artificially high.... collusion.