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Nevertheless, the iPhone maker might actually be about to rectify this. According to multiple sources (via CNBC), Apple and film studio MGM have begun talks about a possible acquisition. Such a deal is a tantalizing prospect to consider, especially since it would add a vast amount of additional library content for
MGM’s library includes everything from flicks like Hot Tub Time Machine to the James Bond franchise. Given the nature of a transaction like this and the secretive negotiations involved, though, it’s unclear at the moment if the talks are still progressing or if they started and have since broken off. Another wild card in the mix: Netflix is also rumored to be in the hunt to acquire MGM. MGM has certainly been among the names frequently mentioned as a possible acquisition target for Apple, along with similar film shops like Lionsgate, Netflix, and the boutique A24 whose commitment to a tightly curated list of buzzy titles each year seems in line with the Apple ethos.
This follows similar reports from recent weeks, about Apple also having held talks with PAC-12 officials about bringing live sports to
Apple is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, a period that includes the busy holiday quarter in which tons of gadgets were presumably sold. Besides all that, though,