Rumor: iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release Contains Obscure Reference to Blu-Ray?

MacRumors, via a user in their forums, is reporting that iTunes 8.2 could have some Blu-Ray functionality? Check out their post for details.

Steve Jobs famously called Blu-Ray licensing a "bag of hurt" when asked about it previously, but there's been some chatter to suggest licensing has been somewhat de-hurt-bagged recently. Still, Apple hasn't announced any first-party Blu-Ray hardware, so we're not sure what to make of this at the moment.

In any event, unless they start including iPhone-friendly "digital copies" for transfer directly from the BD disks, it won't change things for our mobile devices anyway.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.