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John, Paul, George, and Ringo head to iTunes

Yesterday, Apple made a big deal about an "exciting announcement"  for Tuesday. Speculation was running rampant about whether the announcement would be in regards to iTunes music streaming or possibly an official release of iOS 4.2 for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

As the day came to a close, the WSJ had all but confirmed that the “big” announcement would be that The Beatles catalog would be coming to iTunes. And sure enough, at 10AM EST today Apple made it official.

All of The Beatles' studio albums are available on iTunes for $12.99 a piece, or you can download the entire box set for $149.

To me, this is a rather boring and inconsequential announcement. Sure, it might be a big deal to Apple to have the Beatles on iTunes, but for most Beatles fans, they already have the music on either vinyl or CD. And for those that didn't already have Beatles music, they could have just as easily walked into Best Buy to buy the albums, then rip them straight to their computer using iTunes or any other ripping software.


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the biggest dissapointment..
By Silver2k7 on 11/18/2010 4:41:28 PM , Rating: 2
with itunes is that it doesn't play .flac file *bleh*

this is atleast my biggest reason for not even bothering with their software, its totally useless, if it does not play the files ive already have.

RE: the biggest dissapointment..
By cmdrdredd on 11/21/2010 10:00:17 PM , Rating: 2
and what good is .flac? What does it do that another format will not do? It won't even play in most portable media players. You can claim the quality etc etc is better but there is a reason digital players standardized on mp3 because it offers a better compromise in terms of file size to quality ratio.

As for the beatles, this is irrelevant today. They are popular with certain ex-hippie groups and tree huggers but generally anyone who gave a crap about them in the first place downloaded everything they wanted for free.

RE: the biggest dissapointment..
By sprockkets on 11/22/2010 6:23:42 PM , Rating: 2
The least Apple could do is provide it in Apple lossless, which every ipod supports.

Apple has a lossless format.
Microsoft has one.
There are like a dozen of them.
Flac is the best.

But since each one of these people subscribe to the mantra of "Not invented here" crap, we has this issue to begin with.

RE: the biggest dissapointment..
By dananski on 11/26/2010 7:55:37 AM , Rating: 2
All lossless formats are the same quality by definition and on average compress music about the same amount. Flac should be the best supported because it's open-source. Unfortunately Microsoft and Apple make money from their own lossless codecs so they aren't going to put much effort into their products supporting flac.

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