Tuesday Will be a Day for iTunes “You’ll Never Forget”

To say that Apple is hyping an announcement scheduled for Tuesday morning would be an understatement.

Calling it a day “you’ll never forget,” the entire front page of the Apple webpage is devoted to a major announcement regarding iTunes on Tuesday morning.

The “exciting announcement” is scheduled for 7 a.m. Pacific, 10 a.m. Eastern.

So what’s all the fuss about?

Rumors have lit up the blogosphere with reports of tomorrow finally being the day when Apple ushers in the era of cloud-based, streaming services.

For many rabid music fans and iTunes lovers, any announcement that doesn’t involve the services of Lala (the streaming music service acquired by Apple nearly a year ago) will make Tuesday “just another day” after all.

According to the rumor mill perpetuated by ZDNet’s blog network, here are the leading contenders for announcement by Apple tomorrow:

  • TV rental model additions to iTunes.
  • Cloud storage of music and video to be added to any device.
  • The game plan for that North Carolina data center will be revealed.
  • iTunes bundling deals with TV makers.
  • Streaming music—after all, the Apple announcement will be “streamed.”
  • Something global in scale. Note the time zones highlighted.