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[Updated] Optimal Video & Audio Formats Supported by Apple iPhone (11/Pro/Max)

Apple New iPhone Video Audio Formats Supported (Specs)

People have to find real information about Apple iPhone out through tons of rumors and speculations before the official release in September. Here you will get a full picture of the new iPhone, and especially new features of iPhone video formats supported. In light of the next analyses, you will find out if there is any kind of change of video formats compatible with each generation of iPhone compared to their predecessors.

Check our updated list of video audio formats supported by iPhone 11/Pro/Max.

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Part of the reason you are searching for what are iPhone video formats supported might be that you have ever run into iPhone file formats compatibility problems. So you know how important it could possibly be to figure out file formats compatible with new 4.7-inch, 5.6-inch, or 6.2-inch iPhone in advance, especially if you are planning to play YouTube videos on iPhone offline, download MP4 4K movie to new iPhone, watch DVD movies on bigger and sharper iPhone or share iPhone video with friends using Android mobiles and tablets. Next we will give you more detail of all compatible video formats for iPhone (incl. the latest iPhone 11/Pro/Max).

iPhone Video/Audio Formats Supported

iPhone Models Video Formats Supported Audio Formats Supported
iPhone 6/Plus 1. H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
2. MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
3. Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
iPhone 7/8 (Plus), iPhone X/XR/XS, iPhone 11/Pro/Max HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG 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+)

Differences on Supported Video/Audio Formats for iPhone's Various Models

1. The video format on iPhone 5 has been upgraded from "H.264 video up to 1080p, 30/60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1/4.2" to "60 frames per second" and "High Profile level 4.2".

When regarding to the audio formats supported, neither iPhone 7/Plus nor iPhone X supports Stereo playback. While iPhone XS/XR supports wider stereo playback. And you can enjoy spatial audio playback on the latest iPhone models 11/Pro/Max.

3. iOS 11 features the native support of HEVC video. That means you can play HEVC on iPhone 6/5S supporting iOS 11 theoretically. But this is not true, since the processor is unable to handle the computer-intensive HEVC codec. Officially, in terms of the iPhone supported video formats, Phone 7/Plus, iPhone 8/Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR/XS (Max), and even the iPhone 11/Pro/Max supports the same video formats HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, since they will handle the HEVC codec thanks to the modern chip. But plaback of HEVC on iPhone 6 or elder versions will go awry. You can convert HEVC to H.264 for successful playback.

4. And, as always, video cannot be played back on iPhone only if you are playing videos in MOV, MP4, M4V format, which is too limited for HD DVD movie watching. Here you are advised to convert HD videos to iPhone 6/6 Plus supported file formats (.mov, .m4v, .mp4) by using a HD DVD converter for new iPhone, like WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, which should be the easiest solution among all.

Related: iPad video formats supported, Apple TV Supported File Formats, free movie apps for iPhone, Android File Formats

iPhone 7/6 video formats supported

How to Convert Videos to iPhone 6 Video Formats Supported ?

* Convert video to iPhone 6 video formats on different platforms:
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Step 1. Click "DVD Disc" to load source DVD file. If you have ISO image or DVD folder on your hard drive, click "Folder" or "ISO Image" to finish the DVD content loading directly.

Step 2. Choose a video format for iPhone, which is the key step to make video playable on new iPhone 6. Do it by selecting "Apple Device > to iPhone Video > iPhone 6/6S, Plus" or "Mac General Video > MP4/MOV/M4V". Besides, you can freely adjust video audio codec, bitrate, trimming merging video, adding subtitles, etc. for personalization.

This step is also applicable to the new iPhone XS/XR/11/Pro/Max. WinX DVD Ripper Platium is timely updated to support the latest iPhone model. So you can convert DVD to new iPhone in one click without tweaking other complicated settings beforehand.

Step 3. Choose an output folder and click to RUN the DVD to iPhone 6 supported video format ripping.

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