Friday, August 3, 2007
Disney Working With Apple On Integration?
I've been hearing rumors of Steve Jobs ever increasing influence on the Disney Board. Some of my sources are saying in the future we can expect to see more integration with Apple Inc. as far as Disney products are concerned. These plans may not come to fruition in the near future, but several projects appear to be in the works.
One possibility, and this is not confirmed, but it is something one of my sources says he/she has heard from higher ups is some connection to Disney Mobile. This draws attention to the possibility of a "D-Phone"... my term, no theirs. Basically some form of content/Disney branded iPhone. Bob Iger wants to capitalize on the digital revolution that we are in right now and having one of the architects of it on your Board of Directors can be very advantageous. While these sources talk of the two companies working more closely together, Apple's ability to keep its intentions private as well as Disney's growing tightened security make it difficult to confirm hard data on this.
I'm sure Steve would have a smirk on his face if he saw that.
But we can expect a greater amount of synergy in the future. The opportunities to cross-mine Disney's brand and Apple's brand is a huge advantage in the global marketplace.