The entire Beatles catalog was released on Apple iTunes on 16 November 2010. Apple had been involved in a lawsuit with the Beatles for many years because of the similarity in the names – the Beatles owned “Apple Records”. In fact, the famous Apple alert sound was so named by engineer Jim Reekes because of the constant pestering by the attorneys of the music band.
FYI, The last album of the Beatles, Let It Be, was released a month after the hugely popular music group had disbanded.
As of January 2015, over 250 million Apple iPads have been sold since launch in April 2010. [more...]