updated 06:00 pm EDT, Thu September 21, 2006
Apple updates U2 iPod
Apple has quietly updated its iPod U2 Special Edition and lowered its price. The update brings it in line with the current "enhanced" fifth-generation (5G) iPod and reduces price of the U2 iPod--from $329 to $279, just $30 more than the new 5G 30GB iPod ($249)--the new 5G pricing is about $50 lower than the previous generation iPods, according to iLounge. Apple has cut the The iPod U2 Special Edition also comes with an exclusive iTunes Store coupon you can redeem for a 30-minute video of music videos and band interviews. The report notes that new iPod not simply an upgraded-firmware iPod, but sports specs similar to that of the newer 5G iPods introduced earlier this month with a "new, brighter screen" and 14-hour battery life. The iPod U2 Special Edition, which Apple says is "as distinctive as the band it salutes," features a red click wheel and black metal back engraved with the band's signatures; it was recently updated to the 5G platform this past June.