We’re less than 24 hours away from Apple’s “Rock and roll” event, an invitation-only press session in San Francisco Wednesday that’s expected to focus solely on Apple’s music-related products.
As always when there’s an Apple event, Macworld will be there in full-force. Look for our live coverage of Wednesday’s event to start at 10 a.m. PT, with reports, pictures, and even tweets from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater.
But what will those reports, pictures, and tweets reveal? Or to put it another way, what does Apple have in store for us at this year’s edition of its annual fall music event?
Another rumor being bandied about contends that a new version of iTunes is nigh. This update—iTunes 9, perhaps?—could include interactive elements, photos, lyrics, and more with purchased music (the so-called Cocktail Initiative), as well as iPhone/iPod touch app organization capabilities and perhaps even Blu-ray support or DVD-ripping.
And then there’s the perpetual rumor of The Beatles finally making their way onto the iTunes Store—this year’s version of the rumor has timed the Beatles’ long-delayed arrival at iTunes to coincide with the release of the band’s remastered catalog. Those rumors have cooled considerably in recent days, only to be rekindled by a story Tuesday that none other than Yoko Ono has confirmed to Sky News that The Beatles were soon to appear on the iTunes Store. (EMI’s global catalog chief has since shot down that rumor, so it looks like future generations will get to continue the annual tradition of guessing when the Beatles’ music might wind up on iTunes.)