Signs point to $9.99 as the magic number.

Apple's forthcoming streaming service may not be ready for primetime, but conversations about pricing for what is looking like a June launch seem to have landed on the industry standard: $9.99 per month.

According to sources, Apple will forgo the "freemium" model entirely for a paid-only subscription -- an approach that Beats Music co-founder Jimmy Iovine, a still title-less executive at Apple since the May 2014 acquisition of Beats Electronics, has consistently favored.

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