If you are Apple fan, you won't miss the release of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR and you must have noticed that iPhone X is coming with lots of new features. Among them, supporting FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is the favorite one for music lover. How exciting! Except iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPad Pro, 4K Apple TV and iOS 11 (and later) also support FLAC. However, it is still impossible to import FLAC into iTunes 12 and so you can't transfer FLAC to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro, 4K Apple TV via iTunes. Moreover, FLAC is incompatible with the newest music apps on iPhone yet. Given below is an example.
Guys, from iPhone X/XS Specifications: Audio formats supported: AAC LC, HE AAC, HE AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC 3), Dolby Digital Plus (E AC 3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), I found iPhone X do support FLAC natively. Why I still can't add FLAC to iTunes?
Method One. Convert FLAC to iTunes
To import FLAC into iTunes and then transfer FLAC to Phone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro and 4K Apple TV, the most common accepted solution is to convert FLAC to iTunes supported formats. There are lots of third-party softwares that support converting FLAC to iTunes formats and I highly recommend Faasoft FLAC to iTunes Converter (for Mac, for Windows). Three steps to convert FLAC files with this program: 1. Add FLAC file, 2. Select iTunes output format and 3. Start the conversion. It is pretty easy. Read the step-by-step guide on How to Convert FLAC to iTunes.
Method Two. Play FLAC via VLC
If you don't want to import FLAC into iTunes via conversion, the other method that works well is to use VLC which lets you transfer FLAC to iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro and 4K Apple TV for playback. Here is the link on How to Transfer FLAC to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV via VLC.