U2 and Apple teaming up on September 9th, not so fast

Today the twitter-verse sort of exploded a wee bit with news of a possible U2 & Apple get together on September 9th. It all started with Bryan MacDonald’s tweet stating that the new U2 album will be “pre loaded” on the new iPhone 6, and we should expect an onslaught of promotion with a playing of the new tune on 2FM.

Another tweet indicated that a phone is the center point to a new U2 video. All I see is a man holding a phone on what looks like a bridge, so are we to assume it’s from the earlier video shoot a week ago?  Apparently, Bono & The Edge where spotted in Malibu last week. U2NT posted; “Source said that there will be surprise event by APPLE on the 9th Edge is with him and they are supposed debut something with Apple that day.” There is a lot of rumors and speculation around this upcoming Apple event because of the previous U2/Apple relationships.

What we know officially is nothing, but it’s hard to filter through all the noise of so many rumor this and rumor that, from this reliable source to this twitter post etc. Okay, so it may very well be September 9th at the Apple event where we’ll hear news of a new single and possibly an album release date. Highly doubt there will be a pre loading of the album on an Apple device (doesn’t sound Apple like), but I could see a iTunes tie in with a U2 album being available to iTunes users. Maybe a new iTunes software version release with U2 leading the charge to help drive users. Maybe, a HD audio version (ALAC) of the new album being available? Oops, adding to the rumor noise.

BwNw4UGIcAA579_There is also a possibility of a U2 album app, like what Bono talked about back in 2011. Bono stated; “The app format brings you back to that world of gatefold sleeves, of being able to read lyrics – and [now of] being able to play the album at home on your plasma TV.“, So that is a real possibility for any future release.

Like all U2 fans, I’m really interested to see what next Tuesday brings. I was already going to follow the Apple announcement since I’m a gadget nerd/geek, but this could be an even bigger gadget orgy for me if U2 is right smack in the middle of it.

We’ll find out together soon enough!

Update: According to Independent.ie U2 spokesperson has stated that “Bono and co have not struck a deal with Apple”, and “They are not releasing their album on the iPhone, and they are not performing at the IPhone launch,”

As always there is a twist to everything.

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    SPun2U
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    Today the twitter-verse sort of exploded a wee bit with news of a possible U2 & Apple get together on September 9th. It all started with Bryan Mac
    [See the full post at: U2 and Apple teaming up on September 9th not so fast]

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    Chris
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    Has this tweet also been deleted ??

    #11926

    Chris
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    The information has been denied by a U2-Spokesman…No deal with Apple, No performance at the iPhone launch next week !!!

    Just another rumor…in the rumor mill…seems like its rumor-wheel speeds up !!!

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    Chris
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    And furthermore it wasn’t U2 shooting anything on the Samuel Beckett bridge…The spokesman said they were not in town that day !

    #11928

    Chris
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    U2 agent: “Not aware” of any plans to release new album on iPhone6

    Via FeBottini :

    U2′s publicist has said that she is “not aware of any plans” to release the band’s new album pre-loaded on the iPhone 6.

    Her comments follow widespread rumours that the band would do so, amid talk of a possible marketing tie-in ahead of the new iPhone’s launch next week.

    Regine Moylett of RMP London told DailyEdge.ie: “No, I’m not aware of any plans to load the album onto a phone.”

    You can read the full article in the The Daily Edge.

    #11969

    SPun2U
    Key Master

    They have an out “not aware of any plans” is all they need. Denials mean nothing, they originally denied there wasn’t a delay in the release earlier this year. I wasn’t surprised that HQ denied this, but it really not worth anything. Besides the Independent.ie article that had the denial is gone, gone the way of the deleted tweet. I think we talked about tweet suicides before, not it’s moved to news stories.

    Not 100% sure that they will have anything to do with Tuesday’s event BUT the tea levies are showing differently.

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    Chris
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    These rumors are so annoying…They should just shut up and release the album whenever that is…But no more torturing teasing !!!

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