Friday, January 30, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Jolla Tablet Returns to Indiegogo With A 64GB Version
BT Sees Ultrafast Broadband Not Coming Earlier Than 2025
Google To Change Privacy Policy After UK's Watchdog Investigation
HDDs Shipments Increased In 2014
FCC To Fine AT&T For Unathorized Operation Of Wireless Stations
Google Reports Increased Profit
Facebook Introduces Place Tips in News Feed
AMD Cuts Prices Of Radeon Graphics Card To Cash On GTX 970 Memory Furor
Active Discussions
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
full screen wide screen
Hi
 Home > News > General Computing > Apple M...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Apple May Launch Movie Downloads


Apple may soon launch a service that allows users to download feature-length films, boosting its presence in the digital home, analysts said on Tuesday.

Apple on Tuesday sent out e-mail invitations for a "special event" on September 12 in San Francisco. The invitation features the Apple logo and the phrase "It's Showtime" against a backdrop of Hollywood-style opening-night spotlights.

"They've done really well in music, they've done well in music videos and they've done well in TV shows, so logically movies are the next area of focus," said Shaw Wu, an analyst at American Technology Research who has a "buy" rating on the stock. "It's a first kind of bigger step in the direction of movie content."

Wu and UBS analyst Ben Reitzes, who also has a "buy" rating on the stock, both said they expect Apple to unveil a movie download service at next week's event.

Wu does not own Apple stock and his firm does not provide investment banking advice to Apple, according to American Technology disclosures. UBS has been an investment banker for Apple and Reitzes or a member of his team or family holds the stock, according to a UBS disclosure.

Apple, maker of the popular iPod music player, already has more than 70 percent of the digital music player market in the United States alone. Its iTunes Music Store digital music library on the Internet has about 3 million songs available for download at 99 cents a piece, and Apple last year started selling downloadable television shows for $1.99 each, also on iTunes.

Apple also may unveil new versions of its iPod nano music player and Macintosh computers with faster processors made by Intel, UBS's Reitzes wrote in a research note on Tuesday.

"We believe the event will highlight our view that Apple is establishing itself as the leader in the digital home entertainment market," Reitzes wrote.

Videos downloaded from the iTunes Music Store can be played back on a personal computer or an iPod music player. About 200 television shows have been made available through iTunes since Apple introduced its video iPod last year.

A movie service, if announced, may let users stream films wirelessly from their computers to home theaters much as Apple's existing AirPort Express base station allows users to stream downloaded music to home stereo equipment, AppleInsider, an online forum, said in report on Monday.

AppleInsider, which like Wu and Reitzes said it believes Apple will unveil a movie downloading service at next week's event, didn't disclose the source of its information.

Movies would probably be downloaded to a device similar to the AirPort Express, AppleInsider said.


Previous
Next
Microsoft Sees Room to Challenge Apple's iPod        All News        Sony Delays European PlayStation 3 Launch to March
Word Flaw Hit With Zero-day Attack     General Computing News      Intel Announces Restructuring Plan

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Apple Sells Record iPhones in Holiday Quarter, iWatch Coming in April
Apple Takes Top Spot in China's Smartphone Market
Samsung and Apple Together Consumed 17 Percent of Total Semiconductor Demand in 2014
Samsung Led The Smartphone Market in 2014, TrendForce Reports
Apple May Use Its Own Chips In Future Macs
Apple, Ericsson In Courts Over LTE Patents
Apple, Google To End Lawsuit Over Poaching
Apple May Take On GoPro With Action Cameras
Quanta Accelerates Production Of New 12-inch MacBook Air
Apple Patent Describes Flexible iPhone Concept
Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Apple Sued Over Limited Storage Space

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .