The links between Apple and U2 grow stronger, with Apple's announcement that it will hold a special music event next week on October 26.

Relevant US media publications, including MacCentral, have received invitations to the event, which begins at 10am Pacific Time (6pm in the UK). MacCentral speculates the event's theme to be music-related, as the invite reads: "Steve Jobs, Bono and The Edge invite you to attend a special event".

U2 recently released their new single, Vertigo, exclusively through iTunes across multiple markets, and star in a new 30-second iTunes/iPod ad.