You Know That U2-iPhone 6 Rumour? Never Mind. [Uh, Wait. UPDATE on the UPDATE]

The story was U2 and Apple were cooking up something for Tuesday’s iPhone 6 launch. Could the new phone contain a track (or tracks) from U2’s upcoming album?

It was a nice rumour–Business Insider had this riff on it— but U2’s people have squashed it. I quote from The Irish Independent:”They are not releasing their album on the iPhone, and they are not performing at the IPhone launch.”

But that doesn’t mean U2 isn’t doing anything with Apple. What about that three-storey structure being built next to the Flint Centre where Tuesday’s event is going to happen? You don’t need a three-storey building for a hands-on demonstration area for journalists, do you?

UPDATE: The Irish Independent seems to have removed that denial story from its website. And there’s this non-denial denial from U2’s people found here. Meanwhile, some of the tech blogs have finally twigged to the fact that you don’t need a giant stage so that journalists can paw at the new devices.  Cult of Mac offers six pieces of circumstantial evidence as to why U2 might yet show up at the Flint Centre.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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