Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 16:59 UTC
Apple At the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again took the stage to be interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While most of the interview can be replicated by picking and reading 10 random Apple fanblog stories - there were still a number of very interesting things that warrant some closer scrutiny.
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RE[2]: iTunes store on Android
by darknexus on Thu 30th May 2013 12:03 UTC in reply to "RE: iTunes store on Android"
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Regarding movies, the DRM is indeed Apple only, but there are applications that can remove that for you.

The only one that worked recently that I know of is now abandonware and no longer works, unfortunately.

Porting their DRM engine to Android would be difficult.

Not particularly. Apple's DRM is a system of multiple keys and tokens, similar in basic terms to other DRMs used by companies such as Audible. They wouldn't need to port that much of it; they'd just need to decide what data they're going to use as your device identifier and change that part of the DRM validation routine.

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