Beatles...what's the big deal?

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  1. Chuchichan macrumors 6502

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    How long do we have to put up with this photo of the Beatles on Apple's main page? I mean really, what's the big deal? So, we can purchase Beatles music now? That's it? I'd rather see a photo of the MBA...
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    You had to be there.
     
  3. Chuchichan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Had to be where? At the Apple Store to listen to them play Beatles music all day? Apple could do anything and it would be "cool". Hell, they could put a photo of Barbara Streisand up and play her music at the store and it would make the news...
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You don't have to put up with anything. Why do you visit a site that annoys you?
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Right.

    It's all about revenue.

    If you don't hold AAPL shares, then you need not be "involved".
     
  6. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I think he means you had to be alive whenever the music was popular. They were a huge success and people all over the world adored them.

    I personally hate the Beatles but I can't deny they had a huge influence and were revolutionary for their time.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I like the Beatles just fine, but tend to like their songs much better when other people cover them. That said, I own not one single disc. I've heard those songs so many times, I don't think I could ever forget them.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    At the record store when Sgt Pepper first came out, for instance. It really changed the landscape.
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

    Yes, I'd say the landscape changed for sure. :)
     
  10. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Yeah i would have to agree with that lol - But it is still a good song but.
     
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Nothing wrong with keeping the Beatles up on Apple's Home page for a while ... the Air was getting a little old ... everyone knows the Airs are available.

    How about some deals on their home page instead? :cool:
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    How often do you go to Apple's main page? :confused:
     
  13. xlii macrumors 68000

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    "I want to hold your hand"... it sounds so innocent today... but back then it was hot stuff. The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show was big stuff. Back when you only had 3 choices (we had only 2) on TV... everyone watched.
     
  14. 63dot macrumors 603

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    While one of the great bands of rock and roll history, the nasty and expensive lawsuit between Apple Corps and Apple Inc. is also why this is a big deal. Many probably thought the Beatles would never be on iTunes (or that Paul and Yoko would own Apple Inc.) :eek:
     
  15. LordDixon macrumors newbie

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    When I was a kid I heard The Beatles. You could find all their songs almost anywhere and it was all free. Now thirty years later you have to pay for it, and it cost more now than it did when The Beatles were producing it. So I agree. What's the big deal? I open the Apple home page and hope to see news about iOS 4.2 update for iPad, or more about the upcoming OS X Lion. Instead it's The Beatles.

    I'll be so happy when this fascination wears off. Hopefully they have already changed the page while I'm posting this.
     
  16. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    I'm all for having the Beatle's catalog on iTunes. I know many people have been waiting for this, but for christ's sake don't have it front and center after I've visited three times. Apple should take tabs on those that don't click on the Beatles "banner" after a few times visiting the Apple store.
     
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    You could make the same argument when they show a new MacBook Air for a week on the main page, or the iPhone 4 for over a month, or whatever other product is new.

    Is this really about what Apple puts on its home page, or is it just *sigh* more Beatles hate?
     
  18. kilowattradio macrumors regular

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    Steve Jobs loves the Beatles.:D
     
  19. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    If it's info on software updates and stuff like that, you know where to look. And it's not the Apple Inc homepage...:cool:

    Dale
     
  20. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Album sales 2009:

    1. Michael Jackson
    2. Daylight but technically Taylor Swift
    3. The Beatles

    Biggest selling group of 2009 with the release of their remastered albums on CD.

    Opens up a considerable revenue stream.
     
  21. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    iTunes getting the Beatles is possibly one of the biggest agreements in the music industry this decade. Whereas the techy forums couldn't care less, the music industry forums and sites were exploding with excitment at the time. And still are.
     
  22. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    It is significant, but I dont think its as significant as people are making it out to be.

    Now, if it were CD quality downloads than THAT would be significant (and yes, I can tell the difference. IT is subtle, but its enough to bother me).
     
  23. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    It's likely that most people posting here will be too young to know what the Big Deal was and is. :)

    Mr Jobs is just the right age to think the Beatles were and are a huge, huge deal inasmuch as they epitomised two huge awakenings in the English speaking world, one in the 60's and one in the 70's.

    I mean, let's think about what was going on in this era.

    In the USA, you had the civil rights movement, the Kennedy brothers, and the beginning of a Vietnam War that would tear apart American society.

    In the UK, you had a number of huge social and political revolutions. You guys aren't old enough to remember it, but the Heath vs Wilson fight resulted in The Queen's intervention on a number of occasions, it resulted in the nationalisation of a huge part of British industry, and there was a government on many occasions that was *so* socialist that you might as well have called it Communist.

    100 years from now, we will be realising that the real democratisation of British society occurred during this current reign.
     
  24. LordDixon macrumors newbie

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    :mad:It's still there!
    Yes you could, but no one did.:)

    I wouldn't say it's about Beatles "hate!" Just Beatles "not that excited about it."
     
  25. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I did.
     

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