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Apple Corps announces USB drive containing The Beatles’ music

Apple Corps and EMI Music have announced a limited edition USB drive containing The Beatles’ back catalogue.

The apple-shaped drives will contain remastered versions of The Beatles’ 14 stereo albums, alongside the 13 short documentary films that were included in the recent CD reissues, as well as artwork, photographs and liner notes.

The 16 GB drives will feature a specially-designed Flash interface. The music will be encoded in both FLAC 24-bit/44.1 kHz and mp3 at 320 kbps.

The Beatles' apple USB collection

The drive will go on sale on 7 December (8 December in North America). The Beatles’ official store lists the drives at $279.99 USD or £200 GBP, although Amazon are listing them for less. Only 30,000 will be made available worldwide.

The albums included on the USB drive are:

Previous efforts to make The Beatles’ back catalogue available as a digital download via Apple Inc’s iTunes Music Store had stalled.

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