Apple takes on Tivo. (Another take on an old idea)
I know we've been over this idea before. We've also talked about the possibilities of an Apple movie store. I don't think anyone has put two and two together and mentioned them in the same post. They would be a perfect fit, and fit perfectly with Apple's new strategy. When Schiller mentioned recently that Apple had found the recipe for success, I think he was talking about their way of tying device, software and internet services together in a way no one else can. Steve also made a statement about preferring a separate device to using a computer to record West Wing. Take the Tivo idea and, just like the iPod, add the stuff only Apple can offer and transform the market. Buy and download movies without the need for a computer. Those movies may be burned on to a Mpeg4 DVD but will only play on your player or authorized computer. Want to take a movie to a friend's house? Transfer it to you iPod and plug the iPod into a TV dock. Tie in the ability to program recording schedules from your Mac. Any other ideas?