Bono, Oprah and a red iPod

The world diplomat and U2 frontman is expected to introduce the crimson model on Oprah

Stop the presses: a red iPod? World diplomat and U2 frontman Bono will introduce the new crimson model during tomorrow's Oprah show to benefit the singer's Product Red program, according to AppleInsider.com.

The new iPod will reportedly be a red version of the latest 4GB iPod Nanos introduced in September. The Chicago Tribune reported that Winfrey bought 10 of the red iPod Nanos during a promotional appearance at Apple's Chicago retail store. (To which we respond: Only 10?)

Bono's Product Red project raises money for AIDS research by encouraging high-profile companies like Apple, Armani or Converse to release special products and donate a portion of the proceeds toward the purchase of AIDS drugs for distribution in Africa.

An Apple representative had no immediate comment on the reports. But, as you'll recall, the company and Bono are no strangers to one another, so the arrangement would make perfect sense.

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