To those who say that Apple stiffles innovation, please cite examples of innovation within the products for which Apple is seeking an injunction. Why would one invest in innovation if the market is free to copy immediately?
If Verizon is claiming their free speech is being violated, then they must be accepting responsibility for the content of that speech. IANAL, but I would think that Verizon would want to avoid being held accountable for content.
The effort to hash and salt contact information to provide a basic level of privacy over cleartext is computationally and programatically inconsequencial. We're locking the screen door, here; not securing Fort Knox.
The real variable, and the real constraint, is theater screens. Bad movies have shorter runs and good movies last longer. Price comes in later when you wait for it to show at some local independent theatre, or on PPV, Redbox, etc.