Apple has quietly updated its U2 iPod, bringing it in line with its recently revealed and 60 per cent brighter iPod range.

As revealed by iLounge, the company has reduced the cost of the device, which now has a capacity of 30GB. This model iPod now costs £209, down from its launch price of £239.

Like all the latest iPods, the new U2 model also manages three and a half hours of video playback on one battery charge.

U2 signatures are engraved on the back of the specially marked black-and-red iPod, which ships with a special code users can redeem for an exclusive 30-minute video made by the band.