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Apple announces Sept. 5 Special Event


With a Cover Flow-themed widescreen graphic for its invitation, Apple has invited selected members of the media to a September 5, 2007 “Special Event” in San Francisco, California. The graphic, titled “The beat goes on.”, shows a silhouetted iTunes dancer holding a fifth-generation iPod in hand alongside six album covers. As with other major iPod- and iTunes-themed events, the Moscone Center has been selected as the venue, suggesting the need for greater seating capacity than the smaller Mac- and iPod accessory events Apple has staged in months and years past. iLounge editors will be on site to cover the Event live.

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Oh, yeah! Bring it on!

Posted by Japester on August 28, 2007 at 7:01 PM (CDT)


I see 2 Beatle album covers in this invite.

Paul, John, Ringo are already on itunes..


The Beatles remastered..Available Tuesday.

Posted by mango on August 28, 2007 at 7:16 PM (CDT)



Posted by Luis Guillermo Martinez on August 28, 2007 at 7:24 PM (CDT)


no beatles albums are depicted in that picture… one is beastie boys and the other is mika

Posted by Craig on August 28, 2007 at 7:24 PM (CDT)


Thats not a Beatles cover, its a Beastie Boys Cover. Look closely, the fourth letter is an “s.” It’s the album “The Mix Up.” See link below.

Posted by Mike on August 28, 2007 at 7:27 PM (CDT)


Hate to break it to you, but there are *zero* Beatles album covers in the above image—from left to right they are:

Keane, Under The Iron Sea
The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Beastie Boys, The Mix-Up
Mika, Life In Cartoon Motion
Jack Johnson, In Between Dreams
Sonic Youth, Rather Ripped

And what’s the attraction to getting the Beatles in the iTS? Who would really buy them there? People too lazy to rip their own discs? People willing to shell out a second time for the same product they already own? What music fan has been waiting desperately for the Beatles to go digital before adding their albums to their collection? We won’t see the Beatles in the iTS until the albums are properly remastered & released into stores, and I wouldn’t hold my breath for that if I were you…

Posted by forepac on August 28, 2007 at 7:27 PM (CDT)


Chances are when either HD-DVD or Blu-ray Discs win out, every movie studio will re-release in that format.  They did that with VHS to DVD and Cassette tape to CD.

Would I want Lord of the Rings in HiDef?
The answer is probably the same for the people wanting Beatles on iTunes.
It’s like when people waited for their favorite album to be released on CD.

Besides, it doesn’t bother me what someone wants so I have no reason to put down something they view as a good and positive thing. Everyone should expect the same courtesy.

Posted by will_bc on August 28, 2007 at 7:38 PM (CDT)


Please say this means new, widescreen iPods!

Posted by manders4001 on August 28, 2007 at 8:24 PM (CDT)


What’s interesting is that “Mango” THOUGHT that they all looked like Beatles album covers.  Even though they are not Beatles albums, every single one does have that flavor, so perhaps there is something to this suggestion.

The Beatles are on… err I mean, The Beat Goes On.

See how easy it is. Genious, really!

Posted by rong on August 28, 2007 at 8:54 PM (CDT)


There’s something curious about this invitation. Unless the image was edited, notice how the upper corner are rounded, and the lower corners are square.

I’m guessing no full-screen iPods yet.

Posted by MT on August 28, 2007 at 8:54 PM (CDT)


The cover with the silhouette kind of looks like the background of the Beatles’ Love CD.

Posted by audioguyBOB on August 28, 2007 at 8:58 PM (CDT)


I’m pretty sure this means we will be getting the complete Sonny & Cher catalog! ;)

Posted by Galley on August 28, 2007 at 9:12 PM (CDT)


I see a new iPod coming up. Not necessarily widescreen, but still.. I’m excited all the same.

Posted by JonF. on August 28, 2007 at 9:13 PM (CDT)


September 5th.  9/05/2007. That add up to 23!!! Spooky!!!!

John Lennon married his first wife Cynthia on the 23rd.

The Beatles played on of their famous Hollywood Bowl shows on the 23rd


Posted by Mazzy on August 28, 2007 at 9:19 PM (CDT)


or Vanilla Fudge. They also had an album called The Beat Goes On!. Yes it was a mega ongoing epic cover version of Sonny Bono’s song…

Now that is scary!

Posted by Mazzy on August 28, 2007 at 9:21 PM (CDT)


Oh, it’s iPods, that’s for sure. The time of year is right, the positioning of the invite is right. iPod Season is upon us!

Posted by Japester on August 28, 2007 at 9:21 PM (CDT)


Part of the announcement is the new, oh-so-hideous 4x3 format Nano. ‘Tis a sad day in iLand.

Posted by Mongoos150 on August 28, 2007 at 9:25 PM (CDT)


it would seem based on the ad alone that the announcement will pertain to a new generation ipod that will incorporate some of the iphone’s features, namely a wider screen, the cover flow feature and probably a touch screen. what was once a cousin to the iphone is now more like a sibling.

Posted by sean on August 28, 2007 at 10:30 PM (CDT)


I’d say this is obviously for a new product. “Goes on” refers to one that’s already created and is “going on”. Sounds like new iPods.

Posted by ddsd on August 28, 2007 at 10:48 PM (CDT)


although the iPod in the hand of the silhouette is clearly a screen/clickwheel combo. I’m really hoping for a new, widescreen, touchscreen iPod, but, really, who knows ...

Posted by Lawrence Mikkelsen in New Zealand on August 28, 2007 at 11:56 PM (CDT)

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