Videos may come to iPods

By Matthew Yi, Chronicle Staff Writer

Speculation that Apple Computer Inc. may soon start selling an iPod that plays digital videos got a boost on Monday with reports the firm is negotiating with recording companies to license their music videos. Apple, which is looking for the next big hit to complement its hugely successful online iTunes Music Store and iPod portable music player, has been rumored to be in talks with EMI Recorded Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. According to news reports, by autumn Apple may start selling new iPods that can play video.

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