iTunes and the 4K debacle or: Digital purchases in general 🍿

I had a bad experience with Warner Bros. on iTunes. Normally Apple upgrades movies to 4K for free if you bought them in HD. Warner Bros. takes movies out and puts them back on iTunes. You will have to buy them again. That’s what happened with Blade, which I first bought in HD on iTunes. Now I would have to buy it again.

And now you can pre-order Tenet for 16.99 EUR. I almost wanted to do that, but this is a Warner Bros. film. And it is now “only” announced in HD. That means l would pay double sometime. No thanks.

It is clear to me that I would have to buy 4K Blu-rays separately. But what about the Apple promise? Doesn’t everyone have to keep it? Or why not offer several versions for purchase in the iTunes Store?

It’s annoying, honestly. Yes, buying digital is stupid in a way, but whether we like it or not, it’s the future.

Dominik Höcht @ohBananaJoe

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