Apple prepping movie download service?

by admin March 3, 2006 at 10:04 am

Appearance of survey gets rumour mill going…

pple could already be well on its way towards creating a movie download service.

According to AppleInsider – an Apple gossip site with a track record for calling the company’s next move – Apple is undertaking market research into an “iTunes movie service” that would enable full length films to be downloaded to iPods or home computers.

While the survey is not Apple-branded and the company behind it has remained anonymous, the Cupertino company has not licensed its Fairplay DRM to anyone else, meaning at present only Apple sells video content compatible with the iPod.

The survey asked individuals for their opinions on a service that would allow its users to choose from an initial selection of 1,000 movies “which can be downloaded to your computer and, in turn, to your video iPod if you have one, or even your television if it is connected to your computer”, AppleInsider said.

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