** UPDATE: The Beatles’ 13 remastered studio albums are now available via iTunes. “We love the Beatles and are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes,” revealed Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs. **
According to the Wall Street Journal and Billboard, Apple will announce the addition of The Beatles to iTunes on Tuesday morning. Of course, nothing has been fully confirmed — spokespeople for Apple, EMI and Paul McCartney have all declined to comment (which is intriguing in and of itself).
Billboard also notes: “We’re expecting some kind of device integration, perhaps a Beatles-branded iPod or iPhone — or even an iPad that comes with the entire Beatles catalog pre-loaded for some astronomical price. We think all the Beatles movies available to buy or rent. We’re also hoping (but not too strongly) for some amazing iTunes LP or iPad-related special treatment of all the Beatles songs for a more immersive experience on that includes all sorts of multimedia from the Beatles archives, including lyrics and video.”
The only thing to do now is wait for an official announcement from Apple in the morning.