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Some interesting rumors began bouncing around the tech world earlier today regarding popular Irish rock band U2 and Apple’s big media event next week. The chatter has ranged from the iPhone 6 coming preloaded with the band’s new album, to it performing live after the keynote.

Much of the speculation seems to stem from U2’s secret video shoot in Dublin last week. According to The Sunday Times, the group closed down Samuel Beckett Bridge for the recording and placed black sheets around the set to prevent the public from seeing what they were shooting.

Music promotor Stephen Browne managed to snap a photo of the shoot, which he posted to Twitter today saying “the focus of the “video” on the bridge last week was a phone.” He suggests the iPhone 6 may come preloaded with U2’s new album, something MacRumors has also been told.

Adding to all of this is CNET’s Shara Tibken, who says she’s hearing that U2 frontman Bono may turn up at the iPhone event as a surprise musical guest. That could explain the large 2-story structure Apple is building next to the Flint Center, which many have said resembles a concert stage.

Obviously, all of this is speculation at this point, but I don’t think it would surprise anyone if U2 showed up at next Tuesday’s event. Apple has a long history with the band, which includes collaborations on everything from iPods, to fundraising for Bono’s high profile Product Red charity.

[The Sunday Times via MacRumors]

  • Dani Hayes

    Wow. Seems like, if true, they are ust using each other to whore themselves out.

  • aw81

    U2 eh? Well I know which part of the keynote I’ll be skipping past…

    • Thiago Vaccaro

      Looks like someone doesn’t have taste for music…

      • aw81

        Is it you Thiago? It’s you isn’t it…

      • avd98


      • aw81

        What? Your name was thiago when I saw this earluer

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    “He suggests the iPhone 6 may come preloaded with U2′s new album…” Eww….

  • Wamid

    iPhone 6 in red?!!

    • nyangejr

      good guess

    • Im also hoping for some more color options like the HTC One has..

    • Jason Baroni

      Or better, Black and Red!

  • SoylentGreen

    Roll out the pawns of the sock……. Layme

  • Andres

    Apple needs to start something like “Apple Concerts”. They would make good money if they get the right artists to play.

    • Dthomps

      You mean like the itunes festival which already exists?

      • Andres

        No something more than that. Like at launches. Apple concerts at product launches

      • They have that but there’s no good artists.