This is awfully interesting. It’s not perfect, obviously, but if you were to tilt George and John to the side a bit, it’d be close.
The Beatles/iTunes rumors are seemingly as old as time itself (well, iTunes times, at least). Every year we have a rumor that it’s happening. And every year we have disappointment. This could well be the same story, but what a strange coincidence.
I’m not believing anything until I see Paul and Ringo (incidentally, the two in perfect position) in my browser (or iTunes) tomorrow being streamed live.
Like everyone else, we’ll be tuning in tomorrow (at 7 AM PT — thanks, Apple) to see exactly what this iTunes announcement is.
Update: Not to fan the flames more, but… A little birdie with close ties to the music industry says that they’ve heard The Beatles on iTunes is set to launch in times for the holidays… Take it with a grain of salt, but, yeah…
Update 2: It’s also interesting that November 16 is the anniversary of the first time The Beatles were shown on TV in the U.S. (no, it wasn’t the Ed Sullivan show, which was about 5 weeks later).
Update 11/16: And sure enough: The Beatles Invade Apple. Take Over Website, iTunes, TV Ads, And Yes, Even Ping.
iTunes, Apple’s digital media player application, was introduced in January 2001. The application allows you to organize and play your digital music and podcast files. iTunes is available as a free download for Mac OS X and Windows. iTunes is able to interface on the iPod digital media player and on Apple’s mobile device, the iPhone