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Apple Updates iTunes With HD Movies

Even allows pre-orders

By: Zac O'Vadka from Mar 22, 2009 @ 23:35 CDT

Apple announced that iTunes customers will finally be able to purchase and rent movies through the iTunes store.

Purchasing a movie in HD costs $19.99 and rentals will cost $4.99. The rentals will be available within 30 days after release. Currently the hit thriller Twilight is available and Quantum of Solace will be available on March 24. More movies will be added soon and you can view what iTunes has to offer here.

You can read the full press release if you'd like.

"Movie fans are going to love being able to buy and rent films including 'Quantum of Solace' and 'Twilight' in stunning HD from the iTunes Store," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Internet Services. "Customers have made HD content on iTunes a hit, with over 50 percent of TV programming being purchased in HD when available."

Starting today, iTunes customers can pre-order "Quantum of Solace" which will be downloaded to their computer on March 24, and the smash hit thriller "Twilight" will be available on March 21. iTunes customers can purchase "Transporter 3," "Punisher: War Zone" and other select titles in HD today, and the action/comedy "The Spirit" will be available on April 14. The iTunes Movie Store will be adding more HD movies soon and customers can view the latest offerings at