June 6, 2006 9:45 AM PDT

Apple debuts new U2 iPod

Apple Computer on Tuesday released a new version of its U2 Special Edition iPod music player, with a 30GB storage capacity and 14-hour battery life for $329.

Like the first version, the black and stainless steel iPod has a red navigation wheel and is engraved on the back with the signatures of U2's four band members. The new model holds up to 7,500 songs, 25,000 photos or up to 75 hours of video, Apple said.

U2 iPod

The first U2 iPod, which was released in October 2004, held 20GB, had a 12-hour battery life, and did not have video functionality. It was priced at $349. As part of an Apple partnership with Universal Music Group, the device came with a coupon toward the U2 digital box set containing about 400 tracks from the band's catalog, including some previously unreleased ones.

The new U2 Special Edition iPod comes with a coupon to download 30 minutes of exclusive U2 video footage from Apple's iTunes Music Store.

Like other recent versions of iPods, the newest U2 Special Edition will sync computers to automatically download video, podcasts and photo content as well as digital music.

Apple would not comment on how many of the original U2 Special Edition units have been sold.

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Undocumented feature
The U2 Special Edition iPod will periodically stop between songs and whine about its perceived injustices in the world.
Posted by 206538395198018178908092208948 (141 comments )
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Actually...
It will stop between each and every song with a long annoying pause because the iPod is a broken freakin' music player! CD's do not have gaps and digital music should not also! Fix your broken player Apple!!!
Posted by ballssalty (219 comments )
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LMAO
Great comment :)

Personally I was thinking who gives a f***! Who still listens to them now anyways. They haven't put out a CD worth anything since Joshua Tree.

And that U2 iPod is god awful ugly... OK, time now to go feed the starving children of the world and try to rid the planet of nuclear weapons while pushing for free trade so the farmers in Africa can buy more machine guns...
Posted by SeizeCTRL (1333 comments )
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iPod wasn't loaded
was it?

I thought that was the original intention, but instead they opted to
give the $50 voucher for later purchase.

anyone remember?
Posted by regan2 (29 comments )
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U2 box set
The original U2 Special Edition iPod did not come with the box set pre-loaded. A coupon was enclosed for a $50 disocunt on the purchase of the box set from the iTMS.
Posted by Galley (55 comments )
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uh yeah...
That's pretty much what the story said. Thanks for clarifying. Sheesh.

"As part of an Apple partnership with Universal Music Group, the device came with a coupon toward the U2 digital box set"
Posted by skeptik (590 comments )
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Nice to get a free ad.
There is NO new tech in this. Why is this a story?
Posted by KsprayDad (375 comments )
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Nice to get a free ad.
There is NO new tech in this. Why is this a story?
Posted by KsprayDad (375 comments )
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ugh
So I guess this means it is going to be a few more months before the g6 ipods are out...
Posted by Pie4Weebl (15 comments )
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6G iPods
I'd expect new iPods in time for the back-to-school season.
Posted by CBSTV (780 comments )
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whoopee.
Let's all run out and buy another piece of proprietary junk from Apple for three or four times it's actual worth.

repeat: whoopee.
Posted by El Kabong (100 comments )
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Amen
So true...
Posted by bufu3284 (38 comments )
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Can't afford an iPod?
A case of sour grapes if I've ever seen one.
Posted by J.G. (837 comments )
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Misinformation
What's "proprietary" about using the iPod? Every day, thousands of
people load their audio CDs and MP3s onto their iPods.

If you prefer another company's music player, by all means use it.
Posted by CBSTV (780 comments )
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Who cares ?
I mean, really... How many flavors of an iPod does Apple have to create?

Consomers are getting MILKED by this company
Posted by BruceLawrence (90 comments )
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You don't have to buy it
If people wanna be THAT stupid then let them be. I'm still on my original IPOD and will be until something totally new the actually appeals to me and that I find useful shows up.
Posted by City_Of_LA (118 comments )
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And, loving every minute of it
If consumers (that is how the word is really spelled) believed they were being taken advantage of by Apple, the iPod would not be a marketing marvel. Consumers are getting what they want.
Posted by J.G. (837 comments )
Link Flag
Who cares ?
I mean, really... How many flavors of an iPod does Apple have to create?

Consomers are getting MILKED by this company
Posted by BruceLawrence (90 comments )
Reply Link Flag
You don't have to buy it
If people wanna be THAT stupid then let them be. I'm still on my original IPOD and will be until something totally new the actually appeals to me and that I find useful shows up.
Posted by City_Of_LA (118 comments )
Link Flag
And, loving every minute of it
If consumers (that is how the word is really spelled) believed they were being taken advantage of by Apple, the iPod would not be a marketing marvel. Consumers are getting what they want.
Posted by J.G. (837 comments )
Link Flag
Undocumented feature
The U2 Special Edition iPod will periodically stop between songs and whine about its perceived injustices in the world.
Posted by 206538395198018178908092208948 (141 comments )
Reply Link Flag
Actually...
It will stop between each and every song with a long annoying pause because the iPod is a broken freakin' music player! CD's do not have gaps and digital music should not also! Fix your broken player Apple!!!
Posted by ballssalty (219 comments )
Link Flag
LMAO
Great comment :)

Personally I was thinking who gives a f***! Who still listens to them now anyways. They haven't put out a CD worth anything since Joshua Tree.

And that U2 iPod is god awful ugly... OK, time now to go feed the starving children of the world and try to rid the planet of nuclear weapons while pushing for free trade so the farmers in Africa can buy more machine guns...
Posted by SeizeCTRL (1333 comments )
Link Flag
iPod wasn't loaded
was it?

I thought that was the original intention, but instead they opted to
give the $50 voucher for later purchase.

anyone remember?
Posted by regan2 (29 comments )
Reply Link Flag
U2 box set
The original U2 Special Edition iPod did not come with the box set pre-loaded. A coupon was enclosed for a $50 disocunt on the purchase of the box set from the iTMS.
Posted by Galley (55 comments )
Reply Link Flag
uh yeah...
That's pretty much what the story said. Thanks for clarifying. Sheesh.

"As part of an Apple partnership with Universal Music Group, the device came with a coupon toward the U2 digital box set"
Posted by skeptik (590 comments )
Link Flag
ugh
So I guess this means it is going to be a few more months before the g6 ipods are out...
Posted by Pie4Weebl (15 comments )
Reply Link Flag
6G iPods
I'd expect new iPods in time for the back-to-school season.
Posted by CBSTV (780 comments )
Link Flag
whoopee.
Let's all run out and buy another piece of proprietary junk from Apple for three or four times it's actual worth.

repeat: whoopee.
Posted by El Kabong (100 comments )
Reply Link Flag
Amen
So true...
Posted by bufu3284 (38 comments )
Link Flag
Can't afford an iPod?
A case of sour grapes if I've ever seen one.
Posted by J.G. (837 comments )
Link Flag
Misinformation
What's "proprietary" about using the iPod? Every day, thousands of
people load their audio CDs and MP3s onto their iPods.

If you prefer another company's music player, by all means use it.
Posted by CBSTV (780 comments )
Link Flag
 

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