“It’s been about two months since Apple’s September 12 ‘Showtime’ event introduced feature-length movies to the iTunes Store. And, as of this writing anyhow, while the number of movies offered through iTunes has grown thanks to weekly new releases, the number of studios participating in the service has not. It’s still the same four studios that were there from the get-go—Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Touchstone, and Miramax (which are all owned by Apple’s old pal, Disney, for those of you scoring at home),” Philip Michaels writes for Macworld.
Michaels writes, “To paraphrase that old cliché from one of the westerns you’ll undoubtedly find among the iTunes Store’s Library selections, it’s quiet out there… too quiet. In the motion pictures, that line usually gets uttered before all manner of havoc is unleashed. Which means it’s probably about time for Apple to add some more movie studios to the iTunes mix.”
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