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    People Were Less Than Psyched About U2 At The Apple Event

    Where's Detox, tho?

    U2 took the stage to perform at the end of Apple's monster event announcing the new iPhones and Watch.

    Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP Photo

    They performed their new song "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)” off their new album, Songs of Innocence, which they revealed they'd be giving away for free on iTunes right away.

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    vine.co

    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