More Speculation for Tomorrow: Beatles on iTunes

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    The big news of the day has been Apple's iTunes-related announcement scheduled for tomorrow, and one of the rumors that has been gaining traction in the hours since the news broke is that Apple may finally have struck a deal to bring The Beatles to the iTunes Store.
    The report from Billboard hints at other reasons may finally be the day that The Beatles come to iTunes, although it is unable to share all of its information.

    The rumor of course leads some to question whether such an announcement would be worthy of a hype-filled front-page teaser on Apple.com, but there is no special media event accompanying tomorrow's announcement, and it is unclear if any other news besides The Beatles would be included if it is indeed in the works.

    On one final note, MacRumors yesterday did receive an unconfirmed tip that The Beatles would be coming to the iTunes Store on Wednesday, November 17th. Such unconfirmed rumors are not uncommon (although things have been relatively quiet with regards to The Beatles since the lead-up to Apple's September 1st music-focused media event) and this one included no details we could use to follow-up or verify, but perhaps is worth noting in light of today's events.

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  2. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    WSJ also says beatles

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...17004052395816.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

    Steve Jobs is nearing the end of his long and winding pursuit of the Beatles catalog.

    Apple Inc. is preparing to announce that its iTunes Store will soon start carrying music by the Beatles, according to people familiar with the situation, a move that would fill in a glaring gap in the collection of the world's largest music retailer.

    The deal resulted from talks that were taking place as recently as last week among executives of Apple, representatives of the Beatles and their record label, EMI Group Ltd., according to these people, who also warned that there is still a chance that Apple could change plans at the last minute.


    Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703326204575617004052395816.html#ixzz15OUXzb40
     
  3. antster94 macrumors 6502a

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    Of course, because Apple would advertise one band (a popular band admittedly) coming to iTunes as a day to remember for the rest of your life. Right.
     
  4. Sky Blue Guest

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    The clocks and their arms aren't in anyway comparable.
     
  5. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Has Apple ever done this before? I know that in the past they've generally themed their announcements around the product, but never actually putting hints...
     
  6. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

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    why is this something we will never forget? i like the beatles but come on
     
  7. liquidsuns macrumors 6502

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    That'll be a boring bummer if that's all this is. I mean, I dig the Beatles as much as the next guy, but come on...who really cares?
     
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    I don't understand why this would be a big deal, at least from our perspective. Are there any Beatles fans out there that don't already have their entire collection?
     
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    Only one of them matches! I would be thrilled to see The Beatles on iTunes, but that image is quite a stretch.

    I guess we'll see...
     
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    That was my first thought as soon as I read the title too - it's got to be the beatles.
     
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    Funny...I could've sworn it was possible to get recordings of The Beatles from sources other than iTunes.

    I fail to understand why anyone is excited about this. If you like The Beatles, you can get their music any number of different places.
     
  13. triscuitbiscuit macrumors regular

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    You've got to be kidding that you are relating the clock hands to help.
    There is as much correlation between those two images as saying that my computer died because of the sun because the sun was out the day that it died.
     
  14. Irrational macrumors member

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    beatles

    Apple prolly promised a front page ad in order to convince them to offer it with iTunes. It only makes sense.

    If it was streaming music.. that would be a press conference to announce it. This is just a front page ad. It fits.
     
  15. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    Who cares about the beetles on iTunes bs. Honesly those who are fans are have their songs on cd ripped into their computer and those who want beetles are not enough to warrant a special announcement!!! Jeez the artist have an overwhelming sense of importance.
     
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    I think buying the remasters down-sampled to 256k is a mistake. Better to buy the CDs and rip them in ALAC.
     
  18. Jetson macrumors 6502a

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    I already have all the Beatles remastered albums from like 2 years ago.

    Talk about anti-climatic.


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  19. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Call me blind but their hands actually do line up.
     
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    They aren't meant to be directly comparable to each other; only that the 4 clocks equal the four band members, and the hands of the clocks are in different positions as are the arms of the band members.
     
  21. redshot macrumors newbie

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    big woop..

    surely if your a beatles fan you'd already own various cd's by them, which in most likelyhood are already burn't onto their itunes, so would they really be expecting this to be a big seller?
     
  22. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    Finally! Apple will now be offering the entire Village People catalog!!!

    :D
     
  23. ghostface147 macrumors 68030

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    vCast is replacing iTunes. It's part of the deal with the devil (Verizon).
     
  24. machpost macrumors 6502

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    I really hope it's something more exciting than the Beatles catalog coming to iTunes. I love their music as much as the next guy, but it seems to me that anyone who wanted it on their iPod would've gotten it some other way by now, either by ripping the CDs, or by some other means. As evidenced by many of the comments on the various stories today suggesting this might happen, it's not really all that exciting.
     
  25. clemnickbd macrumors newbie

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    The Beatles are great artists, but if that is the news then I think Apple is starting to cry wolf with some of their announcements.
     

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