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Let it (not) be

According to a report from MediaMemo's Peter Kafka Apple will not be making a Beatles-related announcement at its 9/9/9 event tomorrow, but that the event would feature iPod and iTunes revs. Big whoop.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on

According to a report from MediaMemo's Peter Kafka Apple will not be making a Beatles-related announcement at its 9/9/9 event tomorrow, but that the event would feature iPod and iTunes revs. Big whoop.

Kafka makes the case (like Andy Ihnatko before him) that it doesn't make economic sense for The Beatles to sell individual tracks on iTunes, when what they really want to sell is the $180 Stereo Box Set or the $250 Xbox Premium Bundle. And it's a valid point.

I'm sticking with my Beatles prediction for reasons that I've previously stated (which are admittedly based on superstition and numerology). Mostly because I'm rooting for Steve to make an unannounced appearance and click over to his trademark "One more thing..." slide. Makes me feel nostalgic.

Besides, wouldn't it be kick ass to have Steve on stage with Paul and Ringo for a few numbers?

So, what's your call for tomorrow?

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Thumb Poll is also in effect. If you want the Beatles to announce a deal with Apple tomorrow, click the thumbs up, if you don't – click thumbs down (at the top of the story).

UPDATE: (Spoiler?) The Financial Times confirms with EMI that an Apple/Beatles deal isn't being announced tomorrow.

“Conversations between Apple and EMI are ongoing and we look forward to the day when we can make the music available digitally. But it’s not tomorrow,” Ernesto Schmitt, EMI’s global catalog  president, told the FT’s Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson.

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