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Apple presses pause on high-def music, says Neil Young


Laguna Niguel, California (CNN) -- Apple's ambition to improve the fidelity of music downloads has diminished since the death of founder Steve Jobs, according to singer-songwriter Neil Young.

Apple consulted with the influential musician, along with many others in the music industry, for a project to develop electronics and distribution channels for high-definition music, Young said in an onstage interview at News Corp.'s D: Dive Into Media conference Tuesday.

CNN first reported a year ago that Apple, along with other digital music retailers, were talking with executives in the record industry aboutselling high-fidelity tracks in iTunes and retooling iPods to be compatible with them.