RAW vs HEIC, even worse than RAW vs JPG?

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RAW vs HEIC, even worse than RAW vs JPG?

At the risk of cluttering up DpReview's server with another possibly meaningless thread, I'm curious whether anyone knows how Apple's new image format compares with RAW, particularly for recovering shadow detail. Is HEIC sort of a cross between RAW and JPG, sort of a 'RAW Lite'? Or is it just another 8-bit compression scheme?

I'd appreciate any clarification on this -- I'm unsure whether I'm even stating the question right. And, being older, am suspicious about yet another format hoping to displace JPGs, as I remember PNGs and, what was it? JPG2000s.

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