Apple iTunes Planning Video Store
According to a BetaNews story, “bloggers” have found some hidden code in the Apple iTunes music download store which suggests that Apple will be adding video download services to iTunes. Adding videos to iTunes may also be a sign from the heavens that new Video iPods will be launching this year, perhaps in time for the Christmas shopping season. Regardless, as the pay-per-download market expands via Apple, Yahoo, MSN and other service providers, video is an obvious addition – especially with the rapid growth of broadband.
From BetaNews : Bloggers have discovered an image resource within iTunes 5 that suggests Apple has future plans for a video store. Three buttons with the terms “Gift Video,” “Buy Video,” and “Add Video” were found along with references to a “protected MPEG-4 video file” within text strings in the code of iTunes 5.
Rumors have been circulating around the Internet in recent months saying Apple had plans for some kind of video store, as well as a video-enabled iPod. Apple started selling music videos with some of its music tracks in May, and the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple had mentioned a video iPod to music labels back in July.