Though everyone isn't quite aboard - yet - rumours that The Beatles may soon show up on iTunes prevail, with the latest report claiming a special edition Yellow Submarine iPod is in the frame.

Music industry analysts Music Ally believe that plans to bring music from the Fab Four are back on track, following the release of the iPhone.

They go further. While the analysts don't offer any clear time scale for the addition of the tracks to Apple's music service, they do expect a special edition iPod pre-loaded with every track ever produced by the band will debut as part of the new deal.

A TechDigest report also claims music from The Beatles will be made available exclusively through iTunes for one month.

The news follows earlier reports claiming music from the band would be made available in 2008.