If you had visited the Apple website anytime in the past 24 hours, you may have noticed a teaser posted that promises users about a new iTunes announcement that “you’ll never forget“. While there have been rumors abound about the possible announcement Apple could come up with, one of the most convincing ones as yet appears to be the arrival of The Beatles on iTunes.
The Beatles have without doubt been one of the most sought after band and their absence from the iTunes database has been pretty conspicuous. Other possible announcements like a cloud-based iTunes service or subscription service are much more significant and warrant a media event at least. So, the launch of The Beatles on iTunes seems most likely.
However, Billboard has a more interesting take on the subject. They point out that the wordings and clock depictions on the teaser page is indicative of the fact that the announcement is in fact about The Beatles. The publication notes,
“For starters, the sources in the past that quashed any rumors of an impending Beatles launch are today very quiet, and strangely so. Next is the wording of the teaser on Apple’s website. The first line is, “Tomorrow is just another day.” As noted earlier, “Another Day” is a Paul McCartney song released on his solo record “Ram,” but written during the Beatles’ “Let it Be” sessions.
Also, for those into hunting for more clues, Apple’s teaser page features four clocks, each with the arms in different positions, (denoting the time of the announcement in California, New York, London and Tokyo time zones). Pretty unnecessary unless you compare it to the cover of the Beatles’ “Help!” album, featuring all four members side by side with their arms also in different positions.”
What do you think? Does the argument sound convincing?