A week ago today Apple gifted over 500 million iTunes users with a free album from U2, however, it didn’t really go down that well…
The free download of the album ‘Songs of Innocence’, that was gifted to iTunes users at the day of the keynote conference instead sparked an influx on angry comments with people complaining that it was taking up valuable storage on their mobile and other devices, that Apple had forced an unwanted album on them and that there were no instructions of how to delete it.
The other side of the argument is that it’s free music, and can you really be up in arms over something that didn’t cost you anything? However, the general consensus is that Apple shouldn’t have imposed the album on everyone, and instead should have done what Samsung did for Galaxy S III, S4 and Galaxy Note II owners and offered an optional free download.
One of the main issues seemed to have been that users didn’t know how to delete the unwanted album and at first thought their account had been charged. So, yesterday, after all the outrage, Apple created a help page specifically to walk people through deleting U2’s album. So if you were unimpressed with ‘Songs of Innocence’ landing in your iTunes account just follow Apple’s steps to remove it:
Do you think Apple should have made the download optional or or you or were you happy to receive it?