Maybe you've seen the articles,
Apple and other music retailers purportedly looking at 24-bit, high-fidelity audio downloads -- Engadget
I mentioned in the comments section that I think HP may be a player in the transition of digital music. Interscope specifically mentioned 24bit audio in regards to beats audio at the HP event. What do I know about this, but it is nice to see.
Sorry if this seems like a fluff post