updated 07:20 pm EDT, Tue September 8, 2009
Yoko Ono claims Beatles content for iTunes
Despite reports that Apple will not make an announcement relating to Beatles music on iTunes, Sky News appears to have accidentally slipped a contradictory report which includes a confirmation from Yoko Ono. Although the story was quickly pulled, the headline and first paragraph remain in Google's cache. If the report is accurate, John Lennon's wife claims the band's works will, in fact, be featured on Apple's music portal.
"The whole of the Beatles back catalogue will be made available to buy on iTunes, Yoko Ono has told Sky News," the first sentence reads, although the introduction lacks details such as a time-frame for the additions.
A separate source claims that Apple is not set to make an announcement regarding Beatles on iTunes. Apple's music-themed event will be held on Wednesday, the same day chosen for the release of remastered Beatles albums and The Beatles: Rock Band.
Analysts speculate the record labels may still choose to delay an iTunes introduction, as CD sales typically bring higher profit margins than digital purchases.