Tuesday, September 12, 2006

iTunes movies

Movies! iTunes will have movies, available today through the music store! It's $12.99 for pre-order and first week of new releases, then $14.99 after that. Most titles apparently will be $9.99 though. The movies will be near dvd quality with 640x480 resolution, you will be able to record more than one movie at a time (unlike Amazon Unbox), and can watch it while you download. We'll get Dolby Surround sound on the films, and the movie store will become international in 2007. Movies to appear on the store today will include titles from Buena Vista (Disney, Pixar, Touchstone, Miramax).

Also, the box has arrived. The long rumored Apple streaming video tv box; iTV. Not coming until Q1 '07 it will have USB, ethernet, 802.11 wireless, component video, optical audio, and HDMI ports. It will work with both PCs and Macs and cost $299, and I suppose makes Apple finally a reasonable competor to Microsoft and the mediacenter pc.

check iLounge, Engadget, TUAW for more...

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