Apple restricting DVD region-changes — voluntarily!

Apple’s DVD players are subject to restrictive rules laid out by greedy Hollywood studios that don’t really care if they piss off Apple’s customers, since that’s Apple’s lookout. However, I’ve just discovered, to my amazement, that Apple imposes its very own restrictions on its DVD players over and above those imposed by the studios: that’s right, Apple voluntarily treats its customers worse than the studios say it has to.