Beatles, Apple Settle Legal Differences

apple-apple.jpgNo, Apple didn’t air a subliminal ad during the Super Bowl – the rumored iTunes/Beatles “big announcement” never happened. Today, however, there is some official Apple-Apple news, via FMQB. Apple Inc., as the Steve Jobs-led company is now officially known, settled their trademark litigation with Apple Corps., the home of the Beatles catalog.

In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs 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.”On behalf of Apple Corps shareholders, Neil Aspinall, manager of Apple Corps said, “It is great to put this dispute behind us and move on. The years ahead are going to be very exciting times for us. We wish Apple Inc. every success and look forward to many years of peaceful co-operation with them.”

No word on what this means to rumors of Beatles music being available via iTunes, but the new rumors point to Valentine’s Day as a possible launch date, to coincide with the “Love” album released towards the end of last year.