iPhone 6 launch won’t see U2 involvement

The latest iPhone 6 rumors allege that U2 could mark a memorable stage presence at the September 9 event.

The smartphone was also rumored to come preloaded with the group’s new album.

The speculation was ignited after the band was spotted shooting a special clip in Ireland.

According to music promoter Stephen Browne, who took a blurry photo of the shooting, the “focus of the ‘video’ on the bridge last week was a phone,” The Sunday Times reported.

“Trucks and black sheets were strategically placed to obscure what was happening from public view,” the publication wrote. “The council refused to divulge the reason for the closure and there were rumors of a project linked to U2’s long-anticipated 13th studio album, an advertisement for Guinness or a video for an unknown band.”

But the Irish Independent now reports that a U2 spokesperson has said that this is not the case and that there are no plans in this respect.

“They are not releasing their album on the iPhone, and they are not performing at the IPhone launch,” the spokeswoman said.

However, the article on the Irish Independent has since been pulled down.