Red Apple iPod coming soon?

“A bold global charity initiative from U2 icon Bono could see the introduction of a special edition red iPod from Apple,” T3 reports.

“Late last week rumours surfaced that a red iPod is in the pipeline. This began following a post on Popbitch which claimed that U2 front man Bono was overheard ‘in Dublin’s Michelin-starred Patrick Guilbaud restaurant discussing a new charity red Amex card and red iPod,’” T3 reports.

“Bono today unveiled the aforementioned red Amex card as part of Product Red – a new brand of red merchandise created to help fight the global battle against HIV,” T3 reports. “Although Apple hasn’t officially been named as one of the partners in this new charity scheme, we’ve heard that an announcement could soon be on the cards.”

Full article here.

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  1. Great cause, and great color!

    Wheel could be white, black, or red. If it was a nano I might have to get one.

    And U2 has done stuff with Apple before.

  2. If stopping AIDS is politics to you, maybe you are the one too much into politics ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. SB, this isn’t about politics, this is about people.

    Hats off to Bono for getting Red mobilised and for getting major multinationals on board. Product Red is the best way to raise awareness on a global scale to the plague of HIV in southern Africa, and keep it in people’s minds. Every time you go shopping, you’ll see something branded as Red. It’s powerful and it’s in your face. Brilliant.

    I’ll be very glad if Apple are buying into this. How about a Red iMac too?

  4. doesn’t really look as nice as the other U2 iPod…it’s a bit too red for me, but maybe something the ladies would buy?

    At least it’s for a good cause.

  5. Sounds good to me, but why not yellow? There’s lots of Livestrong bracelets out there in yellow all over the world. It seems that yellow would be the first color to think of when thinking about charity for a health cause.

  6. Ah, SB what is “political” about saving lives from a deadly disease?

    Just wondering?

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  7. If you don’t think AIDS is political, you’re high.
    I suggest getting your heads outta the sand…
    If it didn’t affect mostly poor, gay, and minority victims, it would have likely been cured by now.

    And, as long as you’re talking out of your a$$e$, my wife and I donated $10k this year on our aunt’s behalf to AIDS research.



  8. “If you don’t think AIDS is political, you’re high. […] If it didn’t affect mostly poor, gay, and minority victims, it would have likely been cured by now.”

    You obviously know nothing. Do you even know what causes AIDS? Do you know medicine’s track record against curing viruses? If you think it hasn’t been cured because of politics, you’re just revealing you’re stupidity to the world.

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    In the Fall of 1990, two researchers, Drs William Lyman and Steven Kaali, working at Albert Einstein Medical College in New York City made an important discovery. They found that they could inactivate the HIV virus by applying a low voltage direct current electrical potential with an extremely small current flow to AIDS infected blood in a test tube. Initially, they discovered this in the lab by inserting two platinum electrodes into a glass tube filled with HIV-1 (type 1) infected blood. They applied a direct current to the electrodes and found that a current flow in the range of 50-100 microamperes (uA) produced the most effective results. Practically all of the HIV viral particles were adversely affected while normal blood cells remained unharmed. The viral particles were not directly destroyed by the electric current, but rather the outer protein coating of the virus was affected in such a way as to prevent the virus from producing reverse transcriptase, a necessary enzyme needed by the virus to invade human cells. Reverse transcriptase allows the virus to enter a human T cell line (called CEM-SS) and commandeer the DNA reproduction machinery. After using the host cell to reproduce itself into thousands of new virii, the swollen host cell (now called syncytia or giant cell) will burst and spew the contents into the bloodstream or lymph system. This is how the virus spreads, but lacking reverse transcriptase, the HIV virus can’t invade the host cell and it becomes vulnerable to destruction by the body’s immune system. (The details of this experiment can be read from Kaali’s patent application.)

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