The infamous black iPod looks set to make a second appearance next month, when Apple ships a special edition digital music device to commemorate the arrival of rock band U2's newest long-player.
So claim a variety of web sites, including Forbes.com. Apple itself isn't commenting on the specifics of the rumour, but it has already sent out invites to a music-oriented event taking place on 26 October.
U2's new record, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, isn't due for release until a month after that, but lead singer Bono and axe man The Edge will join Steve Jobs on stage.
U2's fondness for Apple was seen most recently in the band's latest video, which pastiches Apple's iPod ads. Or is it an iPod ad that pastiches U2 - not sure. Either way, they both do nicely out of it, promoting the iPod and the single.
Sounds cool - I will follow up later...