Beatles Available On iTunes, World Doesn't Gasp
Apple have been teasing everyone about something new and big and pretty much everyone with even the vaguest interest assumed that they'd done a deal with The Beatles.
And they have.
The 'major' iTunes announcement was supposed to be at 3pm (GMT) today, but it's gone out early. To clarify - The Beatles' back catalogue is now available on the iTunes Store.
Albums are £10.99 each with single tracks available for 99p. If you prefer to bulk buy, you can get a digital Beatles Box Set for £125 with all 13 studio albums, two volumes of Past Masters all with notes, sleeves, photos and blah blah. Oh, there's a video of the band's 1964 Washington Coliseum gig knocking around too.
Who knows if this is a marriage forever, or whether it'll be a limited thing before The Fab's estate realise that they could essentially sell their own stuff on their own through their own website without the help of anybody else, time will only tell.
Still, its a slight improvement on the limited-edition USB drive thing that came out last year. And obviously, this will stop people from downloading The Beatles' backcat illegally won't it? Yes. Of course!
Meanwhile, it's left to FOX News to break the true exclusive that'll have Beatles fans up in arms: