Rented it on your Apple tv?
If you download a rented movie on your iPhone 4 or later, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation or later), or Apple TV: It is not transferable to any other device or computer."
Great, Apple, how convenient. I'll never understand some of their seemingly arbitrary decisions that pull the rug out from under their customers, this minor one, or not letting older iMacs run on Mountain Lion, or, gulp, when they chose AT&T as the sole cell provider for iPhone and when they yanked Google Maps out of the iPhone and gave us their pathetic reinvention of the wheel. Why does Apple pull this from time to time? Seems arrogant and unaware of the needs of the consumer; I feel like they are telling us "we make the best, take it or leave it". I love their products, but these little annoyances always seem to pop up with Apple.
I doubt it is Apple, More likely the content owners have negotiated this restriction.
Not Letting Older Mac run Mountain Lion. The older Macs do not have the capability of running the new software. I seem to recall when Windows Vista came out people had to buy new hardware that is why so many people still run Windows XP. So new Operating Sytems are not compatible with all older machines - This is normal.
Selecting AT&T as sole provider in US was done to get distribution. Unfortumnately AT&T network was not the best. However there are now other providers in the US.
If Maps worked and I agree it's a big If this should have been seamless. But Maps was a genuine screw up and no mistake. Do I believe they are trying to fixit Yes. How long is it going to take? How long is a piece of String?
Btw, saying AT&T was not the best is an understatement. AT&T deserves a class action lawsuit for wasting millions of people's time and money for 3 long years with the worst service imaginable. Apple deserves a smack in the face for their hubris in choosing them.
They don't need to fix AppleMaps they need to forget about it and let Google do what it does best and stop trying to reinvent the wheel and spread themselves so thin into every nook and cranny that they can. I mean, really, enough! We don't need Google and Apple at constant war.