Apple Computer is expected to launch new accessories for its iPod digital music player as part of a broad music announcement later Thursday.

The Mac maker plans to offer a microphone and other add-ons for the player and is expected to release a Windows version of its iTunes music player during an event at San Francisco's Moscone West convention hall.

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