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Apple's iTunes to air Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on Friday

Following rumors that an anticipated trailer for Disney's upcoming Star Wars movie would be available for viewing online, the official Star Wars Twitter account confirmed availability through Apple's iTunes for Black Friday.

As announced in a tweet on Wednesday, the first "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser trailer will be published to Apple's iTunes on Black Friday for public viewing. Apple corroborated in a tweet of its own shorty after Star Wars' announcement.

Previously, Lucasfilm said only 30 theaters nationwide would carry the 88-second tease this Friday. It is unclear if the move was spurred by fans disappointed by the limited release, or was part of Disney's plan to drum up interest.

Come Friday, the "Episode VII" trailer will assumedly be ready to watch on the iTunes Movie Trailers app as well as the iTunes desktop app and Apple's iTunes trailers website.

Disney's upcoming installment to the Star Wars franchise, directed by J.J. Abrams, has completed filming and is slated for release over a year from now on Dec. 18, 2015.