They created the iPod. They reinforced the legal music download market with iTunes and made music easily accessible and less expensive at the same time. They have added TV shows to their list of available content making the couch potatoes in us very happy. Now it looks like they are all set to bring movies into your favorite portable companion.
There have been a number of companies attempting to make movie downloading legal and as easy as getting music now is. The biggest difficulty has been from the movie companies themselves. There has been great resistance to the concept.
It seems like Apple Computer Inc. is making headway though. It helps that they have such a strong connection with Disney through Pixar. Hopefully, the ongoing talks between Apple and these movie moguls turns out well otherwise Apple will launch their newest offering with a very limited selection.
When will we know for sure? Well, Apple sent out invites tagged “It’s Showtime” to the media for a gathering on Tuesday, September 12 in San Francisco. The media gathering also coincides with the Apple Expo’s opening in Paris. Expect that your current iPod model will become obsolete after that folks. Scuttlebutt has it that the next batch comes with an even better widescreen.
Admittedly, the experience of watching on a small screen won’t be as thrilling as watching on a big screen but for some that won’t matter. It does make for great entertainment though when you have to kill time, no matter where you are.