Apple – why, why do you have to be so evil?

Oh how the children suffer. So all I wanted to do was output TV from my iPhone to my monitor. Like I used to do with my iPod. So my children can watch Monster’s Inc.  Our DVDs are still packed somewhere.  I have a legal digital copy on my iPhone.

Once again Apple’s draconian DRM policies strike again. Apparently now we need cables with little chips in them to output. And they only output certain applications.


So all this in the name of copyright protections. It almost makes you want to start “pirating” movies. If you’re going to have to deal with this much crap. You might as well not pay for movies.

4 Responses to “Apple – why, why do you have to be so evil?”

  1. 1 Gerry September 18, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I think copyright in this context is just a synonym for making more money you obviously have to buy the cable again.

  2. 2 Matt Guest September 20, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I think you’re blaming the wrong guys. Apple is an easy target but the MPAA are the real culprit here. Apple has to play ball at some level with the guys providing their content, and the MPAA is a powerful entity.

    Blu-ray discs can specify whether they can be played via a component cable or not, so theoretically a blu-ray disc you bought can be restricted to only play over hdmi, regardless of the player or television.

    Your anger and frustration is warranted and important, just make sure you’re spitting it at the right people. Of course, Apple’s pressure on the recording industry was how they eventually won the right to sell drm free music, so who knows, maybe if their movie sales become a big enough part of the market they could do the same for video.

  3. 4 Frank January 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    agreed apple doesn’t care about drm look at iwork ilife and all their software. its the studios that want IT THEIR WAY and if you want to have the most content you have to suck sum a**

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