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iTunes to Offer Free HD Upgrades on Movies?

I received the email below from Apple regarding the availability of an HD download for a movie I own. The email suggests logging into iTunes and going to purchase history to download the movie in HD. When I tried to do that I didn’t see both movies available in HD, which may mean they haven’t turned the feature on yet. 

Hopefully this feature will be forthcoming… it’s about time iTunes went HD only.

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The iTunes 11.1.4 Update

On Wednesday Apple released an update to iTunes. You can read Macworld’s article about it here.

After reading through the comments I realized a lot of people were having problems finding the new wish list feature. The wish list is now part of the menu that previously housed the Preview history. To access the wish list click the three horizontal lines to the left of the iTunes store button. In the screenshot below you can see the wish list is available as I browse my Movie section of iTunes.

iTunes Wish List

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iTunes Everywhere

There has been a lot of ink spilled over the last 6 months about the fact that Apple has lost its luster. Both Wall Street analyst and technology bloggers agree that Apple cannot continue its unrelenting upward trajectory.

In many ways I agree. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am an Apple fan, but I’m also willing to call the kettle black. Apple’s greatest strength is its ability to look within and develop innovative products. The question on everyone’s mind now is whether or not they can continue to do that now that Steve is gone. Only time will tell.

Apple’s greatest strength is also a weakness. They are unwilling (or unable) to acquire assets that will give them a leading market position. They have a lead in downloadable music, but seem uninterested in the market shift to streaming content. They’re either uninterested or they do not believe that streaming content will ever overtake downloads. One potential solution to this problem would be to open up iTunes to the web. Apple could spin it as an improved experience over other competitors. They could allow you to ditch iTunes completely and use just Safari or Firefox to access your content. Doing this would open up iTunes to other platforms that Apple currently doesn’t want to play in, and would allow them to further expand their dominance in the digital entertainment arena.

What do you think? Should Apple open up iTunes to the web?

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