Multiple rumors have suggested that popular Irish rock band U2 might be involved in Apple’s big media event next week devoted to the launch of the iPhone 6.
According to some local journalists, U2’s latest video shoot in Dublin last week ties in with a possible next-gen iPhone. They also claim the device will come preloaded with the new U2 album.
There’s also been a blurry-cam photo of the scene taken by music promoter Stephen Browne and posted on Twitter with the following comments: “Looks like @U2 new album maybe preloaded on to iPhone6. The focus of the ‘video’ on the bridge last week was a phone.”
Another rumor from Twitter came from CNET reporter Shara Tibken, who suggested that Bono might be a “special musical guest” at Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 event on September 9.
That could explain the massive 2-story structure Apple is constructing next to the Flint Center, which could serve as a stage for such a show.
Obviously, all of this is rumors at this point, however it wouldn’t surprise anyone if U2 participated in next Tuesday’s event. Apple and U2 have had a long partnership, and presented several special edition U2 iPods, which included the band’s signatures and U2’s tracks. Apple has also been a partner of (Product) RED, a charity founded by Bono. In addition, there have been some talks in the U2 fan blog world about the band recently shooting an add for the iPhone maker.
It is still unclear if these rumors and hints of a U2 iPhone 6 tie-in and the band’s performance are accurate, but we can’t exclude, that the debut of the first single for U2’s newest album may be the same day that Apple is expected to introduce its iPhone 6.