Apple Updates iPhone 3.0 Beta Software: iTunes Goes Blu-ray

by admin April 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Updated iPhone 3.0 beta software shipped to developers late Tuesday and included in the code was a prerelease copy of the next version of iTunes (8.2). Clues buried in the new iTunes prerelease software suggest that Apple’s media player will support Blu-ray disc playback.

Not much else was remarkable about the iPhone 3.0 update, but the additional iTunes 8.2 support for Blu-ray was a surprise. Proof of Blu-ray support can be found in the About iTunes help window in the pre-release version of iTunes 8.2. A copyright notice now includes a mention of Blu-ray media, hinting that the final release will likely play high-def discs. This could also mean that Apple plans to introduce Blu-ray drives into its computer lineup, although the company has previously dismissed this technology.

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