24-bit WAV is the current standard bit-resolution for professional audio (and has been for some time), so I'd expect any modern, reasonably full-featured player should be able to handle that—it's not an "Apple thing". However, I suppose a really old player might conceivably handle only CD resolution (16-bit, 44.1k) or only some lossy file formats..
That said, there's not information in your post to venture a more specific guess..
- Other than 24-bit resolution, what file format did you bounce to?
- What other file formats did you try bouncing to? *
- What's the model of the player?
- What does its spec sheet/manual say in regard to audio file format compatibility?
- Did you try playing the bounced file on other gear to see if the problem is with the file or the player?
* GB offers MP3, AAC, AIF, and WAV, with WAV being the standard for full-quality (uncompressed) audio