Tomorrow’s Apple Keynote is becoming crowded, crowded with people who usually aren’t at Apple Keynote events. Apple has already invited several fashion elite types and fashion bloggers. Which has fueled speculation that the Apple iWatch is indeed going to be announced, which we think was designed by Marc Newson. Now The New York Times says U2 will also play a role in tomorrow’s Apple Keynote.
Extending a decade-long connection with Apple, U2 will play a significant part in Apple’s event, which will be held at a performing arts center in Cupertino, Calif., the company’s home base, according to three people briefed on its plans. In addition to performing, the band will reveal an integration with Apple’s products that is connected to its next album, which is expected to come out by the end of the year, according to these people, who spoke anonymously because the band’s appearance — and its deal with Apple — is supposed to be a surprise.
Spokesmen for Apple and the band declined to comment.
Apple and U2 have had a relationship since 2004, back when a special iPod was made with the band members names engraved on it. Bringing in celebrity types is not what Apple usually does, they have in the past but they’ve done it sparingly. It seems this Keynote is going to be very different than Keynotes of old so this should be interesting to says the least. What do you think of U2’s involvement in the Apple Keynote? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.