Beatles on iTunes A Real “Day Tripper”
There’s always a hype when the Beatles come to America– Shea stadium, the Ed Sullivan Show–but I’ll never forget today for another reason. Read more history of the Beatles/iTunes deal and what everyone is saying . See the video of the Beatles first coming to America in 1964.
If you are an avid Beatles fan, like I’ve always been, this news is particularly underwhelming because, of course I have the entire Beatles collection already in my iTunes. I got all the vinyl albums then bought them in CDs which I ripped to my iTunes. But I understand the hoopla…it’s a paltry music library that doesn’t have the Beatles. Now everyone can have them in iTunes including those growing up now who are just cultivating their love for the classics of rock. The albums will cost $12.99 for single albums, 19.99 for doubles and $1.29 per song.
It’s a good thing I’m not a gambler because I would have bet wrong with yesterday’s post. All the speculation around the web really did one thing for Apple…it brought to the forefront all of the features people are craving from iTunes.
Blogs discussed the desire for streaming iTunes and subscription iTunes ala Rhapsody or Napster. If you have grown up in the digital media generation, you may never be a collector of music or movies because they are always available in the cloud (online) somewhere. You can change your library at your whim.
For me, it brought out my impatience for apps on my Mac. I’m really excited to see what new apps I can get without having to pay hundreds of dollars for them.
And I’m impatient for Airplay. The newest update for my iPad and iPod, iOS 4.2, is late on arrival. The expected release was last week, but was pulled because of wi-fi issues with the iPad. Now my iTunes has Airplay but my iPods, iPhones, iPads and Apple TV are waiting for their turn to update.
Next time, I’ll leave the speculation for others and stick to explaining things once they arrive.