More Speculation for Tomorrow: Beatles on iTunes

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Graphic from TechCrunch
    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, 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

    Jul 1, 2007
    WSJ also says beatles

    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.

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  3. antster94 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2010
    London, UK
    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

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    The clocks and their arms aren't in anyway comparable.
  5. G5Unit macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2005
    I'm calling the cops
    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


    Aug 23, 2010
    why is this something we will never forget? i like the beatles but come on
  7. liquidsuns macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2009
    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?
  8. rprebel macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2010
    Where the bluebonnets bloom
    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?
  9. larrylaffer macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2009
    Los Angeles
    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...
  10. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    That was my first thought as soon as I read the title too - it's got to be the beatles.
  11. Slix macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2010
  12. psychometry macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2006
    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

    Jul 20, 2007
    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

    Jun 16, 2010

    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

    Apr 21, 2004
    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.
  16. iPhysicist macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2009
  17. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    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


    Oct 5, 2003
    I already have all the Beatles remastered albums from like 2 years ago.

    Talk about anti-climatic.

  19. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Call me blind but their hands actually do line up.
  20. voicegy macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    Sandy Eggo - MacRumors Member since 1-1-2002
    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

    Dec 25, 2008
    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


    Sep 8, 2008
    Finally! Apple will now be offering the entire Village People catalog!!!

  23. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    vCast is replacing iTunes. It's part of the deal with the devil (Verizon).
  24. machpost macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2010
    Washington, DC
    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

    Oct 21, 2009
    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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