September 7, 2006

NOTHING COSTS MORE THAN IT USED TO:

Let's download a movie, mom! (Mathew Ingram, 05/09/06, Globe & Mail)

According to iPodHub, the announcement will involve a deal with Disney -- where Apple supremo Steve Jobs recently joined the board of directors, following the acquisition of his Pixar digital film studio -- and will allow Web surfers to download movies including Pirates of the Caribbean, Chronicles of Narnia and other big hits. Pricing is rumoured to be in the $9.99 to $14.99 (U.S.) range. No rumours yet about how (or whether) the movies will be protected by DRM (digital rights management) to ensure that they aren't pirated.

Some Apple sites believe that the announcement may also include word of something extra special to go with the movie downloads: a wireless streaming-video device based on the Airport wireless product line, which would allow downloaders to watch their movies anywhere in their home.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 7, 2006 12:14 PM
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