FLAC & the iPhone?
I'm thinking of acquiring an iPhone. I don't currently have other Apple products and am worried about the 'walled garden' effect of Apple's formats for music etc. I don't want to spark the Apple vs Android debate as such, but I'm interested in what kind of inconviniences I might expect if I choose an iPhone whilst refusing to Appleize the rest of my house, particularly in terms of music.
For example, I have my entire music collection in FLAC at the mo. I had thought this would be an issue, but a quick Google has lead me to apps like 'FLAC Player', which would appear to offer FLAC playback, inc features like Airplay. This seems pretty positive. I don't want to get in to ALAC format or anything, because no one else in my house uses Apple products, and the music needs to be accessible to all.
How would trying to use my iPhone to 'portable'ize' my FLAC collection work against me? What couldn't I do? And would WAV be an even more universal and workable option?
I just don't want to get in to it, only to find I can't use my iPhone to do X, Y,or Z key music playback tasks because I have the wrong music format.
Any thoughts welcome.