U2 May Be Part of iPhone 6 Launch
Two of the most anticipated things in music and technology -- new music from U2 and the latest iPhone -- may be joining forces. Rumors are swirling that the group will somehow be involved with Apple's big announcement on Tuesday, where they are expected to reveal the iPhone 6.
According to 9 to 5 Mac, this could be anything from U2 performing at the event to the new album coming pre-loaded on the new phone. A public denial from the band's management that read, "They are not releasing their album on the iPhone, and they are not performing at the iPhone launch," was quickly taken down, and they have not said anything else on the matter.
Apple and U2 have teamed up for this type of corporate synergy before. Ten years ago, 'Vertigo' was used in a commercial for the iPod, and Apple created a special edition iPod with the signatures of the four members etched on the back. During the Super Bowl this past February, they allowed their most recent song, 'Invisible,' to be downloaded for free as part of a fundraiser for Bono's (RED) charity, which fights against the global spread of AIDS.
Since last month, there have been whispers that U2's long-delayed album will finally arrive this fall, with a tour beginning in April 2015. A new track reportedly titled 'Song for Someone' was briefly leaked onto the Internet after it was recorded by a fan outside Bono's beach house.