A new report claims there is no substance to recent reports claiming a settlement between Apple Corps. and Apple Computer.

CNET News.com calls these ideas "unfounded", saying Apple Corps. is discussing ideas for digital distribution with online music services, but that they want a purported $15 million for just six months of exclusive rights.

The Beatles apparently want their own dedicated portal for their music, and with Apple CEO Steve Jobs being a big Beatles fan, Apple may be able to meet that desire with a dedicated area within iTunes. This is how Apple added Disney's content to its service.

But the $15 million for six months demanded by the surviving elements of the Liverpool beat combo may mean Apple would have to sell "150 million" songs to break-even, the report adds.