“Own an iPhone? Like Game of Thrones? In a world where Apple bought Time Warner, the media company behind HBO, CNN and TBS, the next season of the hyped fantasy series could have premiered exclusively to iPhone users,” Kerry Flynn writes for Mashable.

MacDailyNews Take: Good.

Flynn writes, “It’s a disconcerting scenario…”

MacDailyNews Take: No, it isn’t. Exclusivity is inherent in the entertainment business.

Flynn writes, “…but also one well worth considering now that AT&T agreed to buy Time Warner over the weekend for around $85 billion. The announcement of the deal renewed conversation that Apple had been and could still be interested in the media company. You know Apple as the maker of your iPhone, MacBook, iPad and Watches, products that have helped make it among the most valuable companies in the world.”

MacDailyNews Take: Most valuable. Lose the “among.”

Flynn writes, “In the last six months, Rihanna, Drake and Frank Ocean have all debuted or had exclusive tracks on Apple Music. Beyond music, Apple bought James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Yes, because exclusivity is inherent in the entertainment business.

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MacDailyNews Take: Not that it’s going to happen, but we don’t get the “disconcerting” bit. If you want Game of Thrones or whatever else Apple happened to own, get/do/pay whatever Apple requires or go without. That’s how ownership works.