A report on the Financial Times suggests that Apple has joined forces with music labels in a bid to simulate digital albums.
Interestingly enough, they say that Apple is working on creating some sort of a new experience for album purchases on the iTunes store – which have experienced a recent slump in sales in favour of singles.
“Interactive booklet, sleeve notes and other interactive features with music downloads” are all set to play a new part in the new setup, code-named ‘Cocktail’ the Financial Times says.
All companies involved declined to speak on the rumours, and to be honest there are many of these projects that are never released to the public, but still it shows that at least Apple is trying to help record companies boost sales in a somewhat slowing and almost disastrous music economy.
Update: The article also hints that we could see the rumoured iTablet announced somewhere around September when a new iPod with a camera is expected to be announced. This goes against all other reports which say it will debut early next year.