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People Were Less Than Psyched About U2 At The Apple Event

Where's Detox, tho?

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FIVE SECONDS from when they announced it, to be exact.

Yes, Bono. Half a billion. Five seconds. We get it.

Jane McEntegart@JaneMcEntegart

Yes, Bono. Half a billion. Five seconds. We get it.

2:54 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

(Well, more or less.)

Torrents already do this Apple and it's been longer than five seconds.

Edgardo@EdgardoBer

Torrents already do this Apple and it's been longer than five seconds.

2:54 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wow if the Apple Watch thinks five seconds is as long as Tim Cook does, it's not gonna be a very accurate watch! #AppleLive

Alex Chapman@aLeXeLa135

Wow if the Apple Watch thinks five seconds is as long as Tim Cook does, it's not gonna be a very accurate watch! #AppleLive

3:13 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And the internet was mostly kind of like..."meh?"

"And now, here to illustrate the relentless, inexorable march of time, please welcome…U2!"

Dave Itzkoff@ditzkoff

"And now, here to illustrate the relentless, inexorable march of time, please welcome…U2!"

2:46 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Weird, checked the metadata on the new U2 album and “Pumpkin spice” is listed as the genre for literally every song

Larry Fitzmaurice@lfitzmaurice

Weird, checked the metadata on the new U2 album and “Pumpkin spice” is listed as the genre for literally every song

3:16 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tim Cook: "What? Which is the one from Iceland?" Intern: "Björk." Cook: "This is U2. What the fuck." Intern: "Apple Maps?" Cook: "Shut up."

Sasha Frere-Jones@sfj

Tim Cook: "What? Which is the one from Iceland?" Intern: "Björk." Cook: "This is U2. What the fuck." Intern: "Apple Maps?" Cook: "Shut up."

2:53 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even the markets went running (downhill).

Markets like payments and big iPhones. Watches and U2 not so much.

Joseph Weisenthal@TheStalwart

Markets like payments and big iPhones. Watches and U2 not so much.

2:52 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Some people were really offended that U2 was "invading" their "personal space."

U2's new album being automatically added to our iTunes library is the most disgusting invasion of personal space by technology in history

Matt Binder@MattBinder

U2's new album being automatically added to our iTunes library is the most disgusting invasion of personal space by technology in history

3:03 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The ultimate punishment.

Apple punishes customers with mandatory U2 album

Chris Plante@plante

Apple punishes customers with mandatory U2 album

2:55 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others lamented what the whole spectacle meant for the music industry.

It's cool for U2 that they can reach so many (and get a big check from Apple), but sad it communicates to public that music should be free.

Grady Smith@gradywsmith

It's cool for U2 that they can reach so many (and get a big check from Apple), but sad it communicates to public that music should be free.

3:29 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I bet U2 made $500k for like 10 mins of work.

Farhad Manjoo@fmanjoo

I bet U2 made $500k for like 10 mins of work.

2:51 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Music at end of an Apple show should be ambient electro with Jony Ive saying "purity and simplicity, reduced to its essence" over and over.

Tom Gara@tomgara

Music at end of an Apple show should be ambient electro with Jony Ive saying "purity and simplicity, reduced to its essence" over and over.

2:47 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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And feared for Bono's life.

10 years ago we had Bob Hope, Steve Jobs and the U2 iPod. Now we have no hope no jobs please don't let Bono die

Katie Notopoulos@katienotopoulos

10 years ago we had Bob Hope, Steve Jobs and the U2 iPod. Now we have no hope no jobs please don't let Bono die

2:49 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This guy had a good point, though.

U2 and Apple are a lot more similar than people realize. In both cases, you either love them or you hate them.

Matthew@EveryBrokenWave

U2 and Apple are a lot more similar than people realize. In both cases, you either love them or you hate them.

3:41 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's really all just ~S~Y~N~E~R~G~Y~.

u2 just sounds like an apple commercial now, sux 4 them

JIMMY@jimmyedgar

u2 just sounds like an apple commercial now, sux 4 them

3:03 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And THEN this Illuminati shit happened.

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Illuminati.

There's a hidden message in the free #U2 album: #AppleLive #iPhone6 #AppleWatch

Jordi v/d Bovenkamp@JOR_ID

There's a hidden message in the free #U2 album: #AppleLive #iPhone6 #AppleWatch

3:26 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But really, the most revolutionary thing that could have happened was if they dropped Dr. Dre's Detox album.

Hey Apple, if you wanted to make waves in music and tech. Give us a DETOX album

scott vener@brokemogul

Hey Apple, if you wanted to make waves in music and tech. Give us a DETOX album

2:49 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Personally, I would've preferred hearing that Apple employee Dr. Dre was finally releasing "Detox", and free to all iTunes customers.

Ebun Omoni@ebunomoni

Personally, I would've preferred hearing that Apple employee Dr. Dre was finally releasing "Detox", and free to all iTunes customers.

3:02 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dr. Dre should pull a Jay Z and include Detox with every purchase of an iPhone 6

Firstname Lastname@TheRealTenski

Dr. Dre should pull a Jay Z and include Detox with every purchase of an iPhone 6

1:16 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bring out Dr Dre and make Detox immediately available. Do it, Apple

Brandon Wall@Walldo

Bring out Dr Dre and make Detox immediately available. Do it, Apple

1:57 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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