It may all be a very distant memory for many of us now but once upon a time, Apple and the Beatles didn’t see eye to eye, and went through a number of court battles over a great many years in order to settle the trademark dispute. Since then it has all simmered down and formed into a beautiful musical relationship, which, lets be honest, should have been about anyway.
In 2007, Apple and the Beatles settled their dispute with a reported $500,000 settlement payment and then in 2010 opened up its massive library of music to the public to be available in iTunes.
The late Steve Jobs, at the time, said: ‘We love the Beatles, and it has been painful being at odds with them over these trademarks. It feels great to resolve this in a positive manner, and in a way that should remove the potential of further disagreements in the future.’
With all of this history, Paul McCartney, the lead singer of the Beatles is launching 5 apps re-releasing his popular albums Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, RAM and Wings over America. Each app is priced at $7.99 and said to feature some premium content and remastered works, archival video footage, interviews, photos and more.
If you’re an avid Paul McCartney fan then we’d definitely think about purchasing these apps for an insight into his world. Image; iMore
By Craig Fox | July 18th, 2014