Apple May Test 1080p Movies Through iTunes

Early this fall Apple may start testing the sale of 1080o Movies through its iTunes service, reported by AppleInsider. The site revealed that a handful of feature films have been submitted to iTunes store for a release that was set in September and October along with documentation for a optional 1920×1080 resolution, according to people well-known with the matter.

According to same people, one such film from 20th century seem to have appeared with encoding options for SD (480p), HD (720p), and a new, third format listed as HD+ (1080p). In the same way, a few numbers of forthcoming release from two of the other ‘big 5’ movies were put forward with optional resolutions of 1920×1080 and also with an standard bitrate encoding of 10,000 kbps.

AppleInsider’s sources also reports that Apple may be getting ready for a new version of the Apple TV and which will use the A5 processor institute in the iPad. At present Apple still lacks 1080p playback and instead downscales to 720p. The site also says that the upcoming device can take advantage of the quicker processors to obtain and playbacks 1080p movies taken from iTunes.

[Via iClarified]

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