iPay: Apple’s Google Wallet
The world is surely coming to an end. A Big Wall Street Bank Analyst is actually making sense when talking about Apple.
Interestingly, he thinks Apple’s next big thing might be a mobile payment service he has dubbed iPay.
Check out this Fortune Article for more info.
via The Loop
Movies in iCloud
Apple announce during the iPad event for the third generation iPad that iTunes purchased movies would be in the cloud just like our music. Apple noted that they were still working with some studios/content owners to make this happen, but there would be progress.
Yesterday, Apple posted on Inside iTunes (the iTunes Blog) that “Movies [are] now available on iCloud.”
Movies have joined music, TV shows, books, and apps in iCloud, which means that iTunes movies are as easily re-watchable as your DVDs, even if you need to remove a movie from a device for awhile for space reasons. iTunes stores your movies in iCloud, and they can be downloaded again to your various devices at any time. For owners of Apple TV (2nd generation and later), it also means your movie selection has just substantially increased: you can now browse movies for purchase as well as rental. Movies are stored in iCloud, no hard drive required.
An interesting thing that I noticed is that a few movies that were showing up under my account as iTunes purchases that were available for iCloud download were actually Digital Downloads that came packaged with Blu-ray movies. These Digital Downloads were redeemed through the iTunes store and not the Studio’s own digital distribution channel, but they were not directly iTunes purchases.
TUAW is reporting that the AppleTV gen2 is starting to disappear from retailer store shelves and websites. I am looking forward to see what the AppleTV Gen3 will bring. I would have to imagine 1080p support with the A5 chip.
I have been in the market for an AppleTV streaming box for nearly two months now, but knew a refresh was on the horizon. I look forward to see if Tuesday 2/28 is the day.
Paul McCartney Live on your AppleTV
This appears to be an interesting test by Apple to stream live broadcast content straight to AppleTV devices.