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Over at NewTeeVee, Jordan speculates about the possibility of a subscription video service from Apple.  I’m not as confident it will happen, given a few factors. First off, Jobs has stated his distaste for subscription services in the past, and its not clear he would embrace them for video. Even if he were to change his tune about an iTunes subscription, it’s unlikely big video players like NBC wouldn’t give Apple the rights to their content. Perhaps more important, consumers tend to like ad-supported or very cheap all-you-can-eat solutions like Netflix, so it’s quite possible an Apple $35 subscription service wouldn’t be as big a hit among end-users as some believe.