“Just a few days ago a new report suggested that Apple is working closely with movie studios to provide early access to movies just two weeks after they hit theaters,” Abdel Ibrahim writes for AppAdvice. “What you may not know is that Steve Jobs predicted this would happen just about a year before his death.”
“In his very last public interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the 2010 AllThingD conference,” Ibrahim writes, “Jobs makes it very clear what he thinks is going to happen: ‘I even think that there’s going to be a way to watch a first-run movie at home before it comes out on DVD if you’re willing to spend a bunch of money.'”
Ibrahim writes, “If this report turns out to be true, it looks like once again, Steve Jobs knew where things were headed before they actually happened.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: He wasn’t known as the preeminent visionary of our times for nothing, you know.
(Not that this one was especially difficult to predict as, even back in 2010, the cost of going to the movie theater (tickets, concessions, etc.) was already rather exorbitant.)
Apple said in talks with film studios over early access to movies for iTunes – December 7, 2016
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]