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Apple pushed out an update for its iTunes music service on Friday that, among other things, allows customers to switch off its unloved Ping social network.

Ping rocked up in September and was immediately greeted with indifference by fanbois and gals, some of whom complained that it had been bolted onto iTunes without Apple providing an opt-out button for the service.

That changed last week with the release of iTunes 10.1, when Macworld spotted that the update added the ability to disable Ping and hide it from the iTunes sidebar.

Apple also added support for AirPlay to the update, which will eventually enable videos to be streamed to the Jobsian outfit’s Apple TV. Moreover, it should also allow audio and video streaming from any iOS gadget.

That feature will only be switched on once Apple finally kicks its iOS 4.2 update out the door at some point this month.

Meanwhile, Apple is being a big tease about its music service today, after it posted the following adspeak on the company's website:

"Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget. Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes."

We at Vulture Central can only wildly and feverishly speculate that Apple has finally signed a deal to get the surviving Beatles to release a new album with Yoko Ono exclusively through iTunes. Or something like that.

Yoko tweet

Does Yoko's latest tweet offer any hints?

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