U2 Release New Album ‘Songs of Innocence’ Today, Available for Free on iTunes

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 09.09.14 in News

After a few weeks worth of rumors and tons of failed browsers across the nation, U2 did show up for the big Apple announcement this afternoon and it went pretty much as everyone expected.

The band performed live, playing their new single “The Miracle (of Joey Ramone),” and announced that they will be releasing new album Songs of Innocence today. It is currently available for free on iTunes and the band called it, “their most personal album,” as you can clearly see with this type of launch. No word on whether or not it will also be included in all purchases of the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus as the rumors previously foretold.

The iPhone6 has a 4.7″ display screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus comes with a larger 5.5″ display screen, both come with iOS 8. They are thinner, the iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm and the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1mm, with no distinct edges and a new Retina HD display. More importantly,the cover glass is ion-strengthened, there’s a special landscape view, a better camera, and a longer battery life. So now it will be easier to take selfies and type your drunken text messages on a larger keyboard, later into the evening. Not to mention that the screen will be harder to smash when you inevitably drop your phone. Will we be able to cover our bar tabs using Apple Pay? You can pre-order the phones on September 12 and they will be available on September 19. iOS 8 will be available on September 17.

This is all totally worth the $199 (to start) investment.

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake will be starring in the new iPhone ads, which we imagine will look something like this. (Hey guys, #STFU.)

Apple also announced the launch of the long-awaited “iWatch” as they’ve decided to pretend that watches weren’t rendered useless by the clock on your cell phone; also an interesting gamble for the company as the public has shown a large resistance to wearable technology. (Google Glass, anyone?) Apple Watch comes in two sizes, three different lines, and includes Digital Crown, which is just the part of the device that plugs into your brain and steals your thoughts. Kidding, it has to do with the scroll and zoom options on the display.

The AppleWatch will be available early next year and run you $349.

In conclusion, composer Nico Muhly pretty much summed up the event: