Friday, November 23, 2007
Coming - iPhone Movie Rentals?
According to the popular web site, T3, more evidence is becoming available that Apple will soon offer iTunes movie rentals on both the iPhone and iPod Touch. Listing a report from Appleinsider, one of my favorite Mac sites, they have been unearthing all kinds of info from deep within the recesses of the iPhone that clearly suggests real plans are afoot for such a service.
'Rental requests' code, they have discovered, are already lurking in the iPhone and its obviously not there for nothing. This means that you will be able, in the future, to borrow or rent films and view them directly on either your iPhone or iPod Touch. This also means that Apple would be competing directly with the big cable companies and it will be interesting to see what, if any reaction, that they may take. I have a feeling that it will be a lot more interesting than many of the current cable shows now available, no doubt about it.
So, could it be true, as suggested, that Apple is really planning on offering movie rentals on its popular devices? As usual, we will all have to wait and see.
I am hoping that it is true, however, as it would be a nice feature to have, and a feature that would help differentiate the products from Apple's competitors. The fireworks that it would produce by making, no doubt, the cable companies angry, would be very fun to watch. I love how Apple products are so disruptive in the marketplace, how they bring out the doom-sayers, nit pickers and Apple bashers, such as Paul Thurrot and others.
And thats my 2 cents on yet another Apple rumor 4 Friday, my last post of the week, November 23, 2007.