Besides The Beatles, what else could Apple announce Tuesday?

“So Apple’s reportedly going to get the Beatles on iTunes,” Brian Caulfield blogs for Forbes. “Finally.”

So what else might Apple announce Tuesday at 10 a.m.? PiperJaffray’s Gene Munster argues Apple will, finally, launch its cloud-based iTunes services,” Caulfield reports. “The evidence: Apple’s Maiden, North Carolina data center should be nearly fully operational by now.”

Caulfield reports, “And between the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Macs, Munster writes Apple will want to link all these devices to a single server-based media service — especially its new Apple TV set top box.”

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Au contraire, Peter Kafka writes for AllThingsD, “I’ll be very surprised if it is music related–like a new music subscription service, or even one that lets you stream music you already own to multiple devices.”

“The music industry sources I’ve talked to so far today don’t know of any new deals between Apple and the big music labels,” Kafka reports. “So that would rule out a new subscription service, which would definitely require a new rights deal.”

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61 Comments

  1. I’m content with the Beatles coming to iTunes tomorrow. Yes, there are bigger things I would like to get. (Read: iOS 4.2 for the iPad.) And if they throw in something bigger, that’s awesome. But by no means is the offering of a good collection of music something to scorn, particularly such a name as the Beatles.

  2. Why make a big deal if it is only the Beatles?
    If you care about them that much-you already have them.

    If that is the “big” announcement-very disappointing.

  3. A day that “you’ll never forget”

    Apple does not use such words lightly. Speculation so far has been laughable.
    Get ready for the latest insanely great – and completely new – thing from Steve.

  4. nekogami13
    Why make a big deal if it is only the Beatles?
    If you care about them that much-you already have them.

    If that is the “big” announcement-very disappointing.

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    I could not agree more. If you wanted them on your iPod rip the CD and be done with it. Who cares about the Beatles anymore?

  5. I am not a big Beatles fan but I recognize the impact they had on music and music culture. Just because some of you don’t like the Beatles, doesn’t mean that this won’t be huge. Especially if Apple is lucky enough for it to be exclusive to iTunes.
    There are probably many Beatles fans who have been waiting for this but didn’t cry about only getting some other software or hardware at past Apple announcements. Seriously, there are far better things to cry about.
    And no, I will not be buying any Beatles songs on itunes.

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