Direct movie and TV downloads coming to iPhone?

The convenience of directly downloading videos onto an iPhone over would be a welcomed addition

More supposed details are leaking out about the next version of Apple's 3.0 software update for the iPhone and iPod Touch set to be unveiled next month. The latest buzz, via the site Open Salon, is over direct downloads of TV shows and movies. The ability to directly download TV and movies to the iPhone and iPod Touch would eliminate the steps of plugging your device into your computer, launching iTunes, and performing a synchronization between the two.

Supposed screenshot evidence of the direct downloads come from a blogger that goes by the pseudonym "geeky friend" who claims to have seen ads for "iTunes Movies", "iTunes TV" and "iTunes Movie Rentals" on a new version of TwitterFon, a Twitter App for iPhone.

The screenshots show TV shows and movies separated by category.

A request for comment from Apple wasn't returned.

The convenience of directly downloading videos onto an iPhone over would be a welcomed addition. Currently video downloads on the device are limited to audio and video podcasts.

Adding video downloads seems like a logical addition to future software updates, especially if it is limited to WiFi connections.

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