Beatles Break Free of CDs

Pricey USB drive holds band's remastered studio albums
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2009 11:10 AM CST
The Beatles catalog on USB.   (The Official Beatles Shop)

(Newser) – Beatles songs still aren't available on iTunes, but you can get them on an apple—a USB drive shaped like an apple, that is. EMI is charging a mere $279.99 for all of the band’s remastered studio albums, previously available only on CD, and a slew of video, photos, and cover art. The run is limited to 30,000, Billboard reports, and to judge from the online Beatles store, the collection appears to be selling like hotcakes. The apple drops Dec. 8.