iTunes to offer movie downloads in two weeks?


— 2:30 AM on September 1, 2006

Apple may take the wraps off its online movie download service in just a couple of weeks, if sources quoted by BusinessWeek are right. The sources say in mid-September, Apple will begin selling movies via the iTunes store. Despite Apple CEO Steve Jobs' reported push for a flat $9.99 pricing scheme, however, the movies will supposedly be priced at $14.99 for new releases and $9.99 for older films. Perhaps not coincidentally, multiple sources quoted by Mac Rumors say Apple will hold a "special press event" in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 12. The date clashes with the Apple Expo in Paris, France, but Apple has stated that no keynote will be held there—possibly as a protest against France's newly passed "iPod law."

 
   
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