So the new iPod sports a 80Gb Hard disk, enough to store many hours of Hollywood Movies, TV shows, and of course your videos and music all purchased from the iTunes music store.. except if you happen to live outside North America.
The rest of the world is still waiting for Apple and the content owners to get together and work out how to license their content to geographies outside the USA, I don’t completely blame Apple for this – I know from personal experience the complexities of licensing content – and how slow traditional owners of content are at releasing the value in their vaults.
So the rest of the world will wait until next year for movie downloads, I don’t understand why Apple has not managed a deal with the BBC yet, I really can’t wait for the Monty Python Fish slapping dance.. but in the meantime, Mr Jobs.. I’m sorry no new iPod for me until I can get the content.
Can’t help but think there are lessons here for the GI industry…
Written and submitted from Starbucks, Upper Street , London, using the t-mobile wifi network.