ThinkSecret: Apple to announce iTunes movie rentals

reelThink Secret is reporting that Apple may announce movie rentals through the iTunes Music Store at the WWDC on August 7th, that’s right rentals. It seems as if even Apple can’t convince the movie studios to give up on this Divx‘esque idea of files that expire after a certain time or number of viewings.

If Apple expects me to rent movies via iTunes, all I can say is that the price better be extremely competitive with NetFlix. I can rent HD DVD’s from NetFlix and don’t intend on canceling a service with that option any time soon.

Now I don’t want to paint iMovies.. in a negative light before we even have all the details, for all I know Apple may be able to 480p movie rentals for $1.99 each, if this winds up something along those lines then more power to them.

However if movies via iTunes pans out to be something along the lines of $2.99 or higher for low-resolution versions of films I could just as easily get elsewhere, then I’ll do just that.

Source: ThinkSecret


4 Responses to “ThinkSecret: Apple to announce iTunes movie rentals”

  1. BGramer Says:

    As a deaf person, I sure hope these downloads are encoded with closed captions or subtitles.

  2. BP Says:

    I second that, when you talk about subtitles and closed caption. I hope Apple understands that there are 37 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. If Apple wants to sell, then consider having closed caption.

  3. wilbr Says:

    I am going to check out this program tonight, but I really wish that there was a way to control it with the Apple remote…

  4. Orlando Says:

    I just got my 2000t and all of my songs are skipping in iTunes, and I cant figure out why. If someone could help me out and tell me how to fix this I would really appreciate it because its driving me crazy. Thanks for the replys.

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