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Apple announces special music event with U2

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, October 18, 2004
News Categories: Apple

MacMinute reports that Apple has sent out an invitation to select media announcing a special event to be held next week at San Jose’s California Theater. The event appears to be music related as the invite reads: “Steve Jobs, Bono and The Edge invite you to a special event.” Bono and The Edge are of course members of the popular rock band U2, who are featured in Apple’s latest iPod+iTunes commercial performing their new single “Vertigo.” The song is also available exclusively through Apple’s iTunes Music Store. During Apple’s fourth quarter conference call last week, CFO Peter Oppenheimer said that Apple and U2 would be working together more “in the coming weeks.”

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1

Could this be the release of a much-anticipated 60 Gb iPod?

Posted by Stephen on October 18, 2004 at 8:23 AM (PDT)

2

I heard a rumor of a U2 edition iPod.  Hmmm.  I hope it’s a U2 edition 60g….yeah!

Posted by dawntreader101 on October 18, 2004 at 8:30 AM (PDT)

3

i heard it will be a black ipod

Posted by 8=====> on October 18, 2004 at 8:33 AM (PDT)

4

I bet Apple is going to sponsor U2’s next tour. In a perfect world, I’d reallyreallyreally love to see a U2 jampack for Garageband—how cool would that be?

Posted by Dolt on October 18, 2004 at 8:36 AM (PDT)

5

U2 are one f the coolest bands around, and it goes without saying that they are the perfect endorsement for the coolest company in the history of the planet

Posted by Oncojeans on October 18, 2004 at 9:42 AM (PDT)

6

I predict some of the following:

* New EU store

* 60 GB iPod (photos? iPhoto update?)

* Updated Mini (more GB? less with flash? new colors?)

* U2 edition iPod (engraved back, included songs)

* Stats like an updated song-count to counter MS “matching” Apple’s million-song library

* Updated iTunes (and for Linux maybe?)

* Software update for 4G/Mini iPods

* New U2 album created entirely in GarageBand and recorded on an iBook’s internal mic

Posted by Nagromme on October 18, 2004 at 9:44 AM (PDT)

7

Yes, U2 Fans watch for early spring and summer dates. - Think Black !

Posted by ROCKIT TOUR on October 18, 2004 at 9:49 AM (PDT)

8

U2 To Tour in ‘05.


U2 manager Paul McGuinness today confirmed that the band will set out on a major tour next year but urged the band’s fans not to part with any money for concert tickets until the tour details are confirmed.

An announcement is expected in the coming.

“We are still very much in the planning stages of our tour for next year which will visit the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia, and the band is really looking forward to getting out on the road.”

Posted by SHOWCO HAS US DATES on October 18, 2004 at 9:57 AM (PDT)

9

Id love a 60GB iPod please with a colour screen and FM radio. In black.

Posted by ipodphreak on October 18, 2004 at 9:59 AM (PDT)

10

whats with the black fetish? i think white makes it look better

Posted by jeff foster on October 18, 2004 at 10:55 AM (PDT)

11

‘‘whats with the black fetish? i think white makes it look better’’

Well then lucky for you there are 4 generations of iPods for you to choose from. Surprisingly some people actually have a differing opinion than you.

Imagine that…..

Posted by thanks on October 18, 2004 at 11:10 AM (PDT)

12

It’s gonna be a limited edition black iPod, there not going to headline Glastonbury and the tour is going to be sponsored by Clear Channel.

Posted by coopie in London, UK on October 18, 2004 at 11:32 AM (PDT)

13

I think those who’d want a black iPod are in a minority. And for those who do, you can buy cases, or if you really want it to look like it was black from the factory, you can get it colored.

Posted by thanks, but no thanks on October 18, 2004 at 2:03 PM (PDT)

14

coopie seems to think its going to be a black iPod so because he knows before ipodlounge does ill go with that…

Posted by thanks but really no thanks. on October 18, 2004 at 3:25 PM (PDT)

15

Does the iPod track your cycles well ladies??

Posted by bitchybitchybitchy on October 19, 2004 at 10:50 AM (PDT)

16

60GB iPod with color screen for images.

Posted by Trotzi on October 19, 2004 at 1:51 PM (PDT)

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