Any guesses what iTunes announcement Apple is making tomorrow? A good number of international sites (including Canada) are displaying the teaser so I can't see it being about adding a streaming music service due to licensing issues.
New version was released last Friday. iOS 4.2 doesn't really fall under iTunes so I doubt that's it. Web based iTunes might be a possibility but if it only syncs iTunes-purchased music then it's not a big deal for me.
Apple Inc. is preparing to announce that its iTunes Store will soon start carrying music by the Beatles, according to people familiar with the situation, a move that would fill in a glaring gap in the collection of the world's largest music retailer.
The deal resulted from talks that were taking place as recently as last week among executives of Apple, representatives of the Beatles and their record label, EMI Group Ltd,, according to these people. These people cautioned that Apple could change plans at the last minute.
And Apple's website is promising November 16's announcement will be an unforgettable day....
Which would be spectacularly boring. Might have deserved some hype a few years ago but with last year's remastered boxset and USB storage option a large percentage of Beatles' fans probably already have their collection in electronic format.
There's evidence of a couple different things. Besides the Beatles, it's probably going to be the cloud-based iTunes. I've been to that new data center in Maiden NC a few times (iwell, to the parking lot...it's five minutes from one of my offices) and it's a massive investment.
Given the lack of firm licensing agreements to stream, what else coud it be?