Apple had to give users a tool to permanently remove U2?s freebie album from their iTunes account, but according to Eddie Cue the album is a colossal hit and has been ‘experienced’ by 33 million iTunes account holders since its … Read more ›
Tim Cook wasn't counting on the backlash Apple caused when it pushed U2's latest album to every iTunes user last week. In the final segment of his interview with Charlie Rose, which was clearly recorded before Apple had to save face by creating a page for customers to remove the U2 album, Cook said he thought most people would dig the free tunes. Show More Summary
Who wouldn’t love to get free music? That must have been what Apple executives told each other when they green-lit a plan to push U2’s latest album Songs Of Innocence out to the iTunes libraries of its unsuspecting iPhone users last week. Show More Summary
U2's Songs of Innocence, which the band is offering for free across Apple's music services, has been listened to by 33 million people, Apple disclosed Monday "Just six days after its release on iTunes, a record breaking 33 million people...Show More Summary
This year’s iTunes Festival lineup is fantastic. It’s got everything, with veterans like Tony Bennett and Robert Plant sharing a festival stage with relative newcomers Sam Smith and Deadmau5. All those taking the stage at London’s Roundhouse as part of … Read more ›
The hipster uproar after Apple downloaded a free copy of U2's new album to all iTunes accounts, apparently reached Cupertino. Or perhaps it made it to Ireland were Bono and U2 demanded a response. Either way Apple has created a web page that facilitates one-click instant removal from your iTunes library. Show More Summary
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Most of the announcements Apple made last Tuesday were greeted with applause from the audience and general praise from the Internet, but everyone was understandably unsure of how to react when U2 appeared to reveal that their new album had been injected into every iTunes account without our permission. Show More Summary
Apple capped its iPhone 6 & Apple Watch launch event last week by announcing it would give away copies of a brand-new U2 album to all iTunes users -- but some people aren't happy about it. In apparently shocking news to the folks from Cupertino, not...
by Anna Fitzpatrick New U2 album automatically loaded onto iTunes, Nicki Minaj's Anaconda remains suspiciously absent. No default Beyoncé ringtones available, but there is some bullshit called "Stargaze." Autocorrect changes "menstruating"...Show More Summary
Last week U2 released their latest album, "Songs of Innocence," for free directly to iTunes accounts
Apple releases a tool that allows easy removal of U2's latest album, which Apple gave to iTunes users for free. After harsh social media backlash, Apple has relented and released an easy way for users to delete U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, from their iTunes library with a single click. Show More Summary
It sounded like a good idea when they came up with it. Get U2 to perform at the big Apple announcement event then give their newest album “Songs of Innocence” to every iTunes user for FREE. It will show Apple’s commitment to being fun and innovative. It’s a sweet way to reward the loyal users […]
Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they've gotten an avalanche of publicity.
Don't want the U2 album that Apple has added to everyone's iTunes library? Now you can use Apple's dedicated opt-out page to permanently delete it.
As part of its iPhone 6 launch earlier this month, Apple dumped a free copy of U2?s new album Songs Of Innocence into every single iTunes account worldwide, and made it all-but-impossible for buyers to get rid of entirely. Now Apple has relented and launched a web site that lets you delete the whole thing if you don’t want it. Here’s what you need to do. More »
With the Apple explosion from Apple Live last week, introducing the Apple Watch, iPhone 6, and Scarf Guy, some of the excitement continued on for the free U2 album that was offered. For everyone else who doesn’t like U2, Bono especially, or when you did not give consent to whether or not you want an entire […]
Users unhappy with Apple’s gift can’t return it, but they now can make it disappear.
There's now an easy way to scrub the new U2 album out of your iTunes.