Apple CEO Steve Jobs makes his detractors eat dirt as movies studios join iTunes Store

Apple Store“Steve Jobs had his fair share of doubters when he announced that Apple was getting into the movie downloads business. Many thought that Apple would struggle to get the interest of any studios other than Disney. However, once again Jobs is making his detractors eat dirt,” Stan Beer writes for iTWire.

Beer writes, “First there was just Disney, then came Paramount, after which Lionsgate jumped on board. Now the Apple iTunes online store, with its relatively miniscule stock of about 500 movies, is set to get a boost of possibly thousands more from the vast repository of its latest supplier MGM.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “—” for the heads up.]

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29 Comments

  1. Until quality is as good as hd dvd’s, then why bother?

    I still wouldn’t pay 9.99 for a download. I wouldn’t even pay that for actual dvd.

    Now a subscription service for just movies would be cool. If that happens, goodbye, netflix, hollywood video, and blockbuster

  2. until downloads are in 2160p and can be downloaded just by THINKING about it, forget it apple! it’s not good enough for me! nothing ever is!

    baby steps, people! rome wasn’t built in a day!

  3. Doesn’t matter what you think. It matters what hundreds of thousands of other people think about movies. Clearly they are more positive than you. And THAT is good for Apple.

    10 bucks for a classic movie. Then you clearly do not give a rat’s ass about owing a quality movie.

  4. “Until quality is as good as hd dvd’s, then why bother?”

    I don’t agree with this, but I do insist upon standard DVD (480i)quality to participate. What is the actual resolution of iTMS movies? Anyone know?

  5. “baby steps, people! rome wasn’t built in a day”!

    I agree, Wooooo Hooooo. I would gladly pay more for a low quality movie from iTines than pay less for a higher resolution CD that Steve doesn’t sell!!!

    Woooo Hoooo Apple!!!!

  6. Remember – plenty of people watch movies on basic cable w/crappy quality all the time. $10 is cheap when it’s 9:00 p.m., you’ve watched all your TIVO, Netflix hasn’t arrived and Blockbuster is 15 minutes away.

    I wouldn’t buy Lawrence of Arabia or LOTR with less than DVD quality but, as an example, we got sucked into Rumor Has It on HBO and believe me, 1080p wouldn’t have improved it.

  7. To answer my own question (I found this cool site called google.com ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />, iTMS movies are 640 x 480 vs. 480i resolution (480 x 720)

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