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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.

AppleInsider points to a materials access letter from Culver Digital Distribution, an entity associated with Sony Pictures, that serves as a formal agreement for “testing and/or preparing” 4K film and television content for non-exclusive distribution. And it has Eddy Cue’s signature on it.

The find is interesting, because Apple does not currently offer 4K content through its popular iTunes store and word has it that it doesn’t plan to anytime soon. It’s also compelling because the letter is dated September 26, 2013, right around the time 4K Apple TV set rumors picked up.

Last month, however, several reports indicated that Apple shelved its plans for a 4K television last year, citing a lack of differentiating features. It was believed, at one time, that Apple would introduce a 4K set-top box this year at WWDC, but obviously those rumors never materialized.

4K TV sets have been around for a few years now, and are becoming increasingly affordable, but compatible content remains fairly scarce.

Source: WikiLeaks via AppleInsider

  • Kominimatchen

    n 100 % Apple user but its Boring listening to Apple is looking into this n that .. But how about powering your devices out on market with more power and excisting components… Ok soo you optimise software and say 1 gig is enough , 8 mp CAM and 2 mp … 2mp????? Really .. Frontface CAM 2015.. Pack ya shit with latest shii n still optimise shii… After 6 iPhones im soon Done with yaa shii.. For sure

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      N’ This is proof why education is important.

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    Hmm, well despite your lack of sentance structure and grammar, your intelligence of engineering, design and innovation are completely terrible. You don’t understand how tech works, you can put new technology into devices but it doesn’t mean it’ll improve; you have to look at it from a different perspective.

  • Rowan09

    What’s last year’s tech because all I got was the MP count on the camera from your statement? Remember when Nokia had a 41MP phone what did there next phone have on it? I would like to see a camera upgrade in the MP department just because it’s about time, but I won’t say it’s because this current camera sucks.

  • Bass Head

    I hope the new apple tv supports 4k