Black U2 iPod?

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This Forbes article provides more details about the rumored U2-special edition iPod.

According to their article:

Sources close to the group say the U2 edition of the popular digital music player will come preloaded with the band's new album, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, along with portions of the Irish supergroup's 25-year catalogue. The iPods will be black and will be made available the same week as the band's 11th studio album, which is slated to be released in the U.S. by Universal Music Group's Interscope Records on November 23.
The upcoming U2-edition of the iPod was previously rumored with an Apple Music Event scheduled for October 26th.
 

zwida

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AoWolf said:
Black Ick (thinks of jag iPod)
I know what you mean about that hideous jag promo, but somehow I have trouble thinking that this will actually manage to suck.
 

mebasham

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Jimmy Iovine (Chairman of Interscope, A&M, Dreamworks and Geffen Records) has a unique relationship with Steve Jobs - he truly believes in Steve's vision. That's why so many of their artists are featured in apple promos, special iTunes content, etc.
 

ijimk

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Wow that is really kool. I love Vetigo and think U2 rocks i am sure this will help apple maintain its marketshare on digital music and music players. :)
 

raynegus

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It sounds like a great promo. Apple will sell a ton of them, just because they are different.

I'm waiting for the special edition gold plated iPod myself.
 

Mechcozmo

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Well, I won't be buying it but this sounds really cool.

A side note for other special edition things: Apple has made clear-cased Netwons and Macs for the VIPs...are there are see-through iPods?
And why would U2/Apple go with black for the iPod, they could go with a see through iPod. That would be very neat.
 

~Shard~

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This seems to specialized to me. Really, how many people and how much demand is there for something like this? I suppose people could always just buy it for it's unique black color and then erase the U2 tracks from it though.... ;)
 

Phat_Pat

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Mechcozmo said:
Well, I won't be buying it but this sounds really cool.

A side note for other special edition things: Apple has made clear-cased Netwons and Macs for the VIPs...are there are see-through iPods?
And why would U2/Apple go with black for the iPod, they could go with a see through iPod. That would be very neat.
a see through iPod would be cool but probably would look tacky unless they painted the insides :rolleyes:
 

Jovian9

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~Shard~ said:
This seems to specialized to me. Really, how many people and how much demand is there for something like this? I suppose people could always just buy it for it's unique black color and then erase the U2 tracks from it though.... ;)
Anything post-1990 U2 would definitely need to be erased ;)
 

swissmann

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I wonder who is benefitting more from this marketing U2 or Apple? I don't care what color the iPod is because it is usually hidden in my pocket.
 

Corrupted

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U2 Album

It states that in might come loaded with U2's newest album. If i'm not mistaken unless you use third party software to pull the music off, won't the ablum be deletted once you sync the iPod?
 

condor

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This sounds cool, but I wonder how you will get the pre-loaded songs off the iPod into iTunes on your computer? Imagine if the first time you synced it up it erased all the U2 music with your iTunes library. Maybe there will be copies of the songs on the data part of the iPod, or is there some new two-way syncing going on?

edit: doh, not fast enough with my question! Corrupted beat me to it.