Apple fans hoping to get elevated with Bono and The Edge at the Flint Center will be disappointed to hear the band’s spokes people have squashed the rumor that they are playing at the iPhone 6 event.
Rumors began bubbling on the internet this week that U2 would release its album by preloading it on the iPhone 6. Reports also claimed that Apple’s mysterious white box outside the Flint Center is really a giant sound stage for U2 to play on.
There are plenty of reasons why it’d make sense, but U2’s publicist is denying it:
“They are not releasing their album on the iPhone, and they are not performing at the IPhone launch,” the spokeswoman told Independent IE. .
Could this be classic Apple subterfuge, trying to hold on to its secrets before the party? The rep didn’t deny that U2 and Apple have some partnership. Where there’s smoke there’s usually fire, but maybe they’ve just struck a deal to relase their next album as an iTunes exclusive, like Queen Bey did last year.
Whatever plans Apple has for that big white box, we’ll be at the event live to find out in person when Apple unveils its new bundle of goodies for the fall.