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  • Netflix App Inbound for iPhone This Summer

    Introducing the 4th generation iPhone at this year's World Wide Developer Conference, Steve Jobs announced that "in 2010 we're going to take the biggest leap since the original iPhone." Right along with outstanding new developments to the hardware itself comes an array of new offerings for the iPhone that expand the content and entertainment opportunities available to its users.

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings unexpectedly took the stage at WWDC to announce what could very well be the hottest iPhone app for the remainder of 2010. "We just launched Netflix for the iPad, and it's been a huge success," said Hastings. "It's the #1 most downloaded in entertainment apps. But I'm happy to announce Netflix for iPhone coming this summer, for free."

    Some of the attributes alluded to by Hastings rival those available through the iPad application. They include: full catalog, instant queue access, and movies can be resumed in progress from where you last left off. In fact, if you start watching a flick on the iPhone, you can finish watching it on your iPad without losing your place in the movie.

    Once the instant excitement and enthusiasm for the Netflix app subsided, the reality of the arrival set in. With AT&T's new data plans in place for the iPhone, streaming with out an unlimited data plan could present significant barriers to enjoying the Netflix app in an unbridled fashion. But apart from the data demands, at least we know the power-conscious A4 processor and sizable new battery will prevent our iPhones from going dead only half-way through a movie.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Netflix App Inbound for iPhone This Summer started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. moeses's Avatar
      moeses -
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      At least we dont have to ask if this app or any others work over 3G anymore. 2GB cap!!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      I haz unlimited so it's not a problem for me :-)
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      i guess we wont need the hack to port it onto iphone anymore
    1. engelke2010's Avatar
      engelke2010 -
      I already use the Data a lot with my phone - I've gone over 1.5GB twice in the last 3 months - and am worried that if I do use the Netflix app a lot that I could cross over 5GB. If I did that for a few months in a row, could there be problems for me?
    1. Ray661's Avatar
      Ray661 -
      a really expensive bill
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quite excited. I've been waiting for this one!
    1. hadzo's Avatar
      hadzo -
      It will most likely be a WiFi only app because of ATT cap... I personally have had netflix acc for a long time and would love to watch movies on the go but if I would have to be confined in one area (home, or some other wifi) will be a pain. I think many people will avoid it for those reasons...

      But on the good note it will be FREE! So can't really lose which ever way you look at it ;-)