Everyone seems to be talking about the MacBook Air, although you will not see me parting from my 160HDD GB MacBookPro. Incidentally, why do some of Apple’s new devices feel like a downgrade? The 16GB iPod Touch has nothing on my 60GB iPod. Anyway I digress.
One of the less publicised items from last night’s Stevenote has been the iTunes Movie Rental (which incidentally, we’re not getting this side of the Atlantic yet, what gives?). While this move was widely predicted by tech pundits around the world (which leads me to ask, am I a tech pundit now as well?), the real surprise for me is that it will be possible to download and watch movies directly to a TV using special software and an HDMI connection. This seems to me to be the true herald to the age of convergence, and seems to make a clear indication of intentions about Apple’s future strategy.
The industry has to do something, after all, the Pirate Bay and similar sites are their direct competitors, even if they have been served with fresh legal documents from Sweden’s prosecuting services.