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Unboxing Apple's 'Decade of iTunes' (pictures)

Apple's sending around a "Decade of iTunes" collection of songs to journalists. Here's what's in it.

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The mystery package

This mysterious package from Apple just landed on our desks this week with no warning.

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Oh, a letter, for us?

This almost looks like an invite for something...

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A note from Eddy

Oh, it's just a note from Apple SVP Eddy Cue. Something something, "thank you." OK, got it. What's inside?

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A Decade of iTunes

Well this looks serious.

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Blammo

That's a gift card for 100 songs on iTunes that Apple's picked out.

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A booklet

And here's a little pamphlet inside that looks just like the instruction manual you'd get with an iOS device.

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Filled with pictures

But it's filled with pictures from Apple's digital Decade of iTunes timeline.

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List of songs

There's also a list of songs. 100 to be exact.

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Close-up of the songs

It all starts with AC/DC, one of the longest iTunes Store holdouts, finally agreeing to sell their music on the store this past November.

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