Leaked Sony documents reveal Apple’s interest in 4K movies

Apple requested 4K video content from Sony Pictures back in 2013, according to recently leaked documents. WikiLeaks on Thursday dumped another 200,000+ documents stemming from last year’s staggering Sony hack, and so far at least one Apple-related story has been uncovered.

The letter is signed by Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, as well as Jim Underwood, a former Sony executive who has since moved to Facebook. In addition to the signed letter, dated September 26, 2013, there are also several digital drafts from the same month.

It’s not too surprising that Apple would be interested in 4K content, given that it’s going to become commonplace eventually. However, the company is yet to begin selling 4K content through iTunes, and its existing Apple TV doesn’t support 4K output.

It has been rumored that the next-generation set-top box might support “Ultra HD” movies and TV shows, but other reports have dismissed those claims. Apple will almost certainly wait until 4K TVs are cheaper, and more widely adopted.

Source: WikiLeaks via AppleInsider

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