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Apple Beats Amazon to the Punch?

On the heels of rumors that Amazon is going to sell digital movies, Afterdawn is reporting that Apple has launched its first feature length film download. The movie is Disney's "High School Musical" and Apple is offering it for $1.99. No word on plans to roll out future movies.

When I went to test it out, searches did not reveal the movie. I traced sources back to the original source at Betanews, and they had a link that would open ITunes directly to the movie. This yielded an error message that the item "is not currently available in the US store." It must be a test that someone stumbled onto. --Terrence Ryan

Posted by on March 14, 2006 6:36 PM
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Hey there Terry - Put Filmstalker on your regular reading list and you'll catch stories like this much quicker, with their original sources.

Test or not I think it does unveil the intention. BetaNews are usually *very* early with breaking news and I've not often known them to be wrong.

It would seem a natural direction for iTunes to take, considering their marketing and development strategy for the iPod.

-- Posted by: Richard at March 15, 2006 3:52 AM

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