May 30th 2007
By Mike Flaminio
Apple has released iTunes 7.2. New and notable in this release is the ability to preview and purchase iTunes Plus music--new higher-quality, DRM-free music downloads from participating music labels.
It would seem that, as earlier predicted, Apple will indeed release DRM-free tracks by the end of May.
Of course the teaser in this announcement is the phrase "from participating music labels." To date, only EMI has announced that it will sell DRM-free tracks on the iTunes Store.
Will other labels make this release? Will EMI's Beatles catalog also see the light of day?