The Beatles may finally be coming to Apple's iTunes


Apple issued invitations on Monday to media and analysts for a special event in San Francisco. The agenda for the event was not specified but Apple normally refreshes its iPod product line in September to boost back-to-school sales of the music players. But this September affair has a hint of mystery and perhaps a big surprise for music lovers. Apple normally holds events like these on Tuesdays.

In this case, the event is on a Wednesday. That's the same day the Beatles remastered digital albums and a new Beatles themed video game will be released, Rolling Stone points out. The tagline on the invitation was "It's only rock & roll but we like it!" (a Rolling Stones song title which is classic Apple-style ironic marketing). Apple has long sought to bring the Beatles catalog into iTunes but the two parties have yet to reach an agreement on licensing matters.