Apple iTunes now offering HD movies


Apple announced yesterday that movies are now available from iTunes in HD (720p).

Starting today, you can purchase box office blockbusters for download from iTunes in HD for $19.99, and films will be available as iTunes Movie Rentals in HD for $4.99 within 30 days after release. Pre-order Twilight or Quantum of Solace today, and you’ll be able to download them when they become available on March 21 and March 24, respectively. Transporter 3, Punisher: War Zone, and other select titles are available in HD today.

As with HD TV shows, each HD copy will include a SD version that can be transferred to an iPhone or iPod.

Until yesterday, HD movies had only been available as rentals via the Apple TV.