So have you seen the ads where Apple is all excited that they’re giving away a free U2 album to anyone using iTunes? Turns out not everyone wants a free U2 album. Like a LOT of people don’t want it. So much so that Apple had to create a whole new tool just so people could remove the album from their phones, tablets and iPods.
“Some customers asked for the ability to delete ‘Songs of Innocence’ from their library, so we set up itunes.com/soi-remove to let them easily do so. Any customer that needs additional help should contact AppleCare,” spokesman Adam Howorth told the BBC.
And by “some” he means a shitton of people. You don’t just go and create a special tool to remove a music album from a phone unless a LOT of people complained about it.
This is a little embarrassing for Bono and his U2 crew, no?
“People who haven’t heard our music, or weren’t remotely interested, might play us for the first time because we’re in their library,” he wrote on the band’s site.
“And for the people out there who have no interest in checking us out, look at it this way… the blood, sweat and tears of some Irish guys are in your junk mail.”
Still don’t care. Where’s that removal tool again?
H/T Death and Taxes
Bono & Edge image by Jaguar PS/Shutterstock