I know this is going to shock you, but Apple and The Beatles still can’t get their act together to bring The Beatles content to iTunes. Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, claims in a Reuters report, that the two sides still can’t come to an agreement. “(Apple CEO) Steve Jobs has his own […]
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Apple and The Beatles Continue To Disagree on iTunes Deal

I know this is going to shock you, but Apple and The Beatles still can’t get their act together to bring The Beatles content to iTunes. Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, claims in a Reuters report, that the two sides still can’t come to an agreement.

“(Apple CEO) Steve Jobs has his own idea and he’s a brilliant guy,” Ono, the 77-year-old widow of John Lennon, told Reuters. “There’s just an element that we’re not very happy about, as people. We are holding out.

“Don’t hold your breath … for anything,” she said

Ono didn’t offer any information on what was causing the holdup, however, she did state that her concerns were not necessarily shared with the other band members or their spouses.

This whole disagreement goes back a long way however. Apple Corps, The Beatles holding company, had a dispute with Apple back in the late 1970’s over the “Apple” name. They soon came to an agreement, where then Apple Computer Inc. could use the name so long as they didn’t enter the music business. Years later when Apple introduced the iPod, things flared up again. Apple Corps pursued Apple once again, and finally came to an agreement where Apple Inc. held all of the “Apple” trademarks and licensed the relevant portions to Apple Corps.

I’m going to echo what John Gruber said on the matter. Why does this even matter anymore? People that wanted the Beatles music on their iPod have long since put it on there by means of ripping CDs. The Beatles really missed the boat on making a big splash in the digital music revolution.

Besides, The Stones are better.

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