U2 - iPhone 6 Tie In

mjschabow

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I'm sure many here will go into a fit of rage since it's kind of the in thing to hate U2 nowadays, but just wanted to pass along some pretty strong rumors that have started making rounds around Twitter from music journalists and sources inside Univeral Records/U2's camp that there is going to be some kind of tie in with U2 next Tuesday, possibly resulting in their new album or single being preloaded on the iPhone 6.

This would also be fitting considering the massive stage and rock concert like soundsystem being built for next Tuesday's event. Rumors are heating up that U2 will be performing at the event next Tuesday.

More to come as the rumors trickle in.
 

Dave Meadows

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I'm sure many here will go into a fit of rage since it's kind of the in thing to hate U2 nowadays, but just wanted to pass along some pretty strong rumors that have started making rounds around Twitter from music journalists and sources inside Univeral Records/U2's camp that there is going to be some kind of tie in with U2 next Tuesday, possibly resulting in their new album or single being preloaded on the iPhone 6.



This would also be fitting considering the massive stage and rock concert like soundsystem being built for next Tuesday's event. Rumors are heating up that U2 will be performing at the event next Tuesday.



More to come as the rumors trickle in.

Wow! I hope so.. I LOVE U2!
 

scott99

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Wow! I hope so.. I LOVE U2!
Agreed, I'm listening to them as we speak, on my iPhone 5 :). Love that band. One of the best concerts I ever saw, U2 in 1987. Two of my favorites, Apple and U2, should make for a great day !
 

Dave Meadows

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Agreed, I'm listening to them as we speak, on my iPhone 5 :). Love that band. One of the best concerts I ever saw, U2 in 1987. Two of my favorites, Apple and U2, should make for a great day !

Ha! I've still got U2 at Glastonbury on my planner from 2011. No blu ray or DVD if the concert so I'm keeping!
 

scott99

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Ha! I've still got U2 at Glastonbury on my planner from 2011. No blu ray or DVD if the concert so I'm keeping!
The always put on a great show. I still get chills when I watch the Super Bowl half time show from 2002.
 

rctlr

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Is it that Apple needs U2 to sell more iPhones, or U2 needs Apple to sell their new album?
 

mjschabow

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Is it that Apple needs U2 to sell more iPhones, or U2 needs Apple to sell their new album?

I think U2 has much more to gain. They haven't released an album in almost 6 years. They need wind under their sails when reentering the public eye.
 

Izauze

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I'm sure many here will go into a fit of rage since it's kind of the in thing to hate U2 nowadays,
Was it ever *not* the in thing to hate U2? They're just so damn cheesy and hate-able ;)

...If not, then I guess I hated U2 "before it was cool."
 

mjschabow

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Was it ever *not* the in thing to hate U2? They're just so damn cheesy and hate-able ;)



...If not, then I guess I hated U2 "before it was cool."

Between 1984-1997 they were in their prime and the haters were far and few between. There seems to be a new generation that hates Bono/U2.
 

scapegoat81

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I'm sure many here will go into a fit of rage since it's kind of the in thing to hate U2 nowadays, but just wanted to pass along some pretty strong rumors that have started making rounds around Twitter from music journalists and sources inside Univeral Records/U2's camp that there is going to be some kind of tie in with U2 next Tuesday, possibly resulting in their new album or single being preloaded on the iPhone 6.

This would also be fitting considering the massive stage and rock concert like sound system being built for next Tuesday's event. Rumors are heating up that U2 will be performing at the event next Tuesday.

More to come as the rumors trickle in.
I saw this on Twitter too. I hope there's a way for Apple to know how many users removed the pre-loaded U2 content & deleted from their iTunes library. Not a big U2 fan
 

Solomani

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I'm sure many here will go into a fit of rage since it's kind of the in thing to hate U2 nowadays
huh?! It's the "in thing" to hate U2 nowadays? Is this some kind of "in thing" with the Millennials or something?

Not sure what U2 has done lately to deserve universal contempt…. I must have missed it.
 

mjschabow

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huh?! It's the "in thing" to hate U2 nowadays? Is this some kind of "in thing" with the Millennials or something?



Not sure what U2 has done lately to deserve universal contempt…. I must have missed it.

They definitely haven't done much but you'd be surprised at the amount of people that absolutely hate them, most too young to remember Joshua Tree of course.
 

scott99

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Between 1984-1997 they were in their prime and the haters were far and few between. There seems to be a new generation that hates Bono/U2.
I think it may be a political thing. I know my uber republican relatives hate Bono and U2.
 

balzmcfearson

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I'm sure many here will go into a fit of rage since it's kind of the in thing to hate U2 nowadays, but just wanted to pass along some pretty strong rumors that have started making rounds around Twitter from music journalists and sources inside Univeral Records/U2's camp that there is going to be some kind of tie in with U2 next Tuesday, possibly resulting in their new album or single being preloaded on the iPhone 6.

This would also be fitting considering the massive stage and rock concert like soundsystem being built for next Tuesday's event. Rumors are heating up that U2 will be performing at the event next Tuesday.

More to come as the rumors trickle in.
I could see a free iTunes download. Given apples stance on crapware thus far and u2 being such a polarizing band I highly doubt it would be preinstalled.
 

thaifood

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I missed out on seeing them a couple years ago in Sydney. Definitely catching the next one!