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Apple Gives Away Free U2 Album to iTunes Users

Along with announcing the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and, at long last, the Apple Watch at yesterday’s Apple Live event, Apple has teamed up once more with one of the world’s biggest music acts U2 to bring it’s faithful an iTunes treat – the band’s new album, in full and for free. How do you like them Apples?

Apple CEO Tim Cook & U2 singer Bono. Totally not awkward. [credit:]
All 11 tracks from Songs of Innocence, the thirteenth studio album from Bono, The Edge and crew will be found in iTunes libraries of over half a billion iPhone, iPod, iPad and desktop computer users from today in one of Apple’s biggest publicity stunts and a history making moment for the music industry as it will be the largest album release in the world – Ever. We’re yet to have a listen to the new album ourselves to know if the apple falls far from The Joshua Tree. (Boom.)

It won’t be the first time Apple and U2 have joined forces and the partnership has launched a special edition signature iPod back in 2004. Politically outspoken lead singer Bono is also known to have maintained a close friendship with the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs up until the time of his death.

In a big day for Apple, September the 9th saw the company outline its upcoming product range which will including not one, but two new iPhones – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The main difference between the two models is size and screen resolution with the standard sixth gen featuring a .47-inch display with 1334 x 750px resolution and the larger sibling to include a 5.5-inch display with an eye popping 1080p full HD resolution.

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Also adorning wrists very soon in a variety of stylish finished will be the Apple Watch, a long awaited addition to the iOS family which will work in co-operation with iPhones 5 and above to deliver the best of Apple’s apps to a portable, wearable gadget.

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