“Apple Computer recently held discussions with major recording companies, seeking to license music videos to sell through the company’s iTunes Music Store, according to a report in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. The talks are a possible prelude to a version of Apple’s hit iPod music player that plays video — a version of the gadget that the Journal says the Cupertino, Calif., computer and electronics company has told some entertainment-industry executives could be unveiled by September,” MSNBC reports.
“The videos, which could go on sale as early as September, would likely cost $1.99 each according to the newspaper, with the possibility of a discount if consumers buy a music video and a song at the same time,” MSNBC reports.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: First music videos, then TV shows and movies? If so, it’ll take awhile to download longer content on a cable modem, that’s for sure. We look at any iPod video lineup from Apple not so much being about watching video on the go on a tiny color screen (although that will certainly be an option) and more about easily connecting to existing screens, so you can take your iPod video out of your pocket and play content wherever a screen happens to be available; your living room, your friend’s living room, at your desktop computer, in your kitchen, in your car, on the plane with your iBook or PowerBook, etc. No more quoting Animal House lines, you just scroll your iPod video’s Click Wheel to the proper clip and play it.
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