The forseeable future for The Beatles making an appearance on the Apple iTunes store still seems bleek as Yoko Ono has cast more doubt about the deal.
Beatles fans have been kept in the dark throughout the past few years, with rumors of deals been struck and then finding out things have not exactly gone to plan.
John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono had more to say regarding the matter today when Reuters reported an impasse, who quoted Yoko saying that “Steve Jobs has his own idea and is a brillaint guy!”
She goes on to say that “There’s just one element that we’re not happy about, as people. We are holding out.” Most likely referring to the record label Apple Corps, owned by Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, the estate of George Harrison and Yoko herself not agreeing terms with Apple (owner of iTunes) and EMI, who licence the Beatles’ recordings. Yoko then added “Don’t hold your breath… for anything.”
So I think it’s safe to say they are close to striking a deal, but it does not seem to be anything significant for Beatles fans. If there is any progress on this matter, we will be the first to report it to you.
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Also See: iTunes 12.0.1 update release notes