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Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple’s event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple’s iTunes online store. The Grammy Award-winning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch and a mobile payments system. U2 released its new 11-track Songs of Innocence live on stage with Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook. The album immediately appeared in iTunes users’ music libraries. Cook called it the largest album release in history because there are more than 500 million iTunes users. But the giveaway is unlikely to count toward official music sales figures at Nielsen SoundScan because it was distributed for free.