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It sounds like U2 is going to be involved in tomorrow’s festivities after all. Citing sources familiar with the matter, The New York Times is reporting this evening that the popular rock band will be performing at Apple’s iPhone 6 event tomorrow, and even says that it will reveal an integration with Apple’s products that is connected to its next album.

Exactly what U2 will reveal in the morning, and how it’s connected to Apple, is unclear. Last week speculation regarding the band’s involvement in the event arose following a secret video shoot in Dublin, which music promotor Stephen Browne said had something to do with a phone. A spokesperson for the group later denied these claims.

The Times goes on to say that its sources quickly dismissed the notion that U2’s new album will come pre-loaded on the iPhone 6, but did say that the band’s deal with Apple would involve the release of new music in an “innovative way.” It’s tough to guess what it may be referring to, as there’s been little rumor mill chatter recently regarding iTunes.

Apple has a long history with U2, which includes collaborations on everything from iPods, to fundraising for Bono’s high profile Product Red charity, so their participation in tomorrow’s ‘historic‘ event would make sense. Bono was a long-time friend of Steve Jobs, and is said to be close with Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine, who now works at Apple.

[The New York Times]

  • avd98

    That’s it!!! Can’t take any more rumors!! Goodnight everyone, see you tomorrow at the Keynote. (Going hibernate)

    • Tamahome5555

      more like cant sleep cause of waiting

  • Anthony Antunez

    How crazy would it be if it was another limited edition deal. Black and red iPhone 6 with latest U2 album preloaded lol.

    • Caegs

      I’d buy it.

    • Brian 

      Go to bed, not happening

  • onesimpleclik

    Get a free pair of Bono’s glasses with every iPhone 6 preorder. lol

    • Stefano

      HAha, this reminded me of the south park episode where bono just says, “YEAH YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!” LMAO

  • justme

    …. a beautiful day

  • August Brown

    Maybe, just maybe they use a feature in iOS 8 and siris shazam integration to show how easy it will be to find a song you are listening to and with the touch of your touch id button you can instantly download the song straight from iTunes?

  • Stefano

    again? i thought there was a british report there will be no such activity. Either way I’m a hue fan or U2’s earlier work. BRING IT ON!

  • I CANT WAIT ANYMORE! I’m going to be offline until I get back home from college and watch the recording.

  • rockdude094

    What if all the rumours were wrong O.o
    This sort if stuff keeps me awake all night -.-

  • Beatrice Wilson

    Unless they are going to make a hologram of U2 shoot out of the phone and stand in front of you I don’t see how it will be “historic”!!

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    Maybe exclusive album for iTunes?

  • Eddiepradom

    The hype is real!

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Dang! You guys over at USA can sleep to skip the last 8 hour period but the keynote starts at 8 pm here!! Can’t wait!