Will Apple block Netflix?

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  1. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

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  2. DrEnalg macrumors regular

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    Better they actually *buy* Netflix with all those gobs of cash they have lying around. If they block Netflix they've lost at least half the compelling content deliverable via an AppleTV or iPad. The iTunes movie library is much smaller and I've found it just doesn't work as well as the Netflix instant watch feature.
     
  3. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    One problem with Apple is that they earn 60% of their revenue outside the USA, and they're too greedy to pay the tax to bring that cash into the States.

    So about 36 billion of Apple's 60 billion dollars is stuck overseas, leaving them "only" 24 billion that they could use in America to buy up companies here.

    What's Netflix's market cap right now, about 12 billion?

    Note: I'm not a financial type, so feel free to rip and comment :)
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I would not be surprised at all if the amount trapped over seas is even higher as they have all their high paying positions here so that would pull from the cash here in the US.
     
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    Were I to buy an iPad, Netflix would be a major segment of my time spent using it. I've never gone for the iTunes model for movies, and in buying something that would essentially just be for browsing the web and watching movies, I want to be able to make use of my netflix subscription. Apple continues to frustrate with their superior product but unfriendly business architecture.
     
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    Let's hope the speculation remains just that. The big reason my wife agreed to our purchase of the :apple:tv in the first place was NetFlix.
     
  8. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Netflix.

    I'm based in Australia, and we don't have Netflix....

    I'm so @$#@%, coz netflix looks really good.

    Closest we have i think would be either Foxtel Movie Library steaming on demand service (connect set top box to internet), or Telstra's Bigpond Movies.
     
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  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Was this discussed to death back in February (when the story broke)?

    Apple Now Requiring eBook Applications With External Purchases to Also Offer In App Purchasing

    Lethal
     

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