Limited Edition Black U2 iPod?

Here’s another unconfirmed iPod story – Apple have teamed up with U2 to produce a limited edition black iPod to mark the release of the bands new album. Apple never comment on new product releases, but have announced a music event on 26th October – and it’s expected that something iPod related will be unveiled there. Bono and The Edge will be in attendance, sources say.

The black iPod is rumoured to come preloaded with tracks from U2’s back catalogue, and may even feature How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, the new album not due for release for another month. U2 have long been associated with the iPod, and indeed feature in the latest advert for the music player, available as a free download from the iTunes store. Think Secret estimate that the U2pod may cost an extra US$30 (€24) more than the standard model.

The 26th October event might even see the release of that rumoured colour screen photo iPod, with perfect timing for the run up to Christmas.


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Fraser Lovatt

Fraser Lovatt has spent the last fifteen years working in publishing, TV and the Internet in various capacities, and believes that they will be seperate platforms for at least a while yet. His main interests at the moment are exploring where Linux is taking home entertainment and how technology is conferring technical skills on more and more people. Fraser Lovatt was born in the same year that 2001: A Space Odyssey was delighting and confusing people in the cinemas, and developed a lifelong love of technology as soon as he realised that things could be taken apart, sometimes put back together again, but mostly left in bits or made into something the original designer hadn't quite planned upon. At school he was definitely in the ZX Spectrum/Magpie/BMX camp, rather than the BBC Micro/Blue Peter/well-behaved group. This is all deeply ironic as he later went on to spend nine years working at the BBC. After a few years of working as a bookseller in Scotland, ("Back when it was actually a skilled profession" he'll tell anyone still listening), he moved to England for reasons he can't quite explain adequately to himself. After a couple of publishing jobs punctuated by sporadic bursts of travelling and photography came the aforementioned nine years at the BBC where he specialised in internet technologies and video. These days his primary interests are Java, Linux, videogames and pies - and if they're not candidates for convergence, then what is?