Apple and U2 made headlines this week, as the tech giant paid $100 Million to the band, in order to obtrusively deliver the new U2 album, Songs of Innocence, to 500 million iCloud accounts. The album appeared on iTunes and iPhones without anyone’s explicit permission, though what they did was perfectly legal, considering you never read the privacy agreement before you installed the latest iTunes update.
Still, the unwanted album was the cause of numerous complaints.
So, Apple responded with this link: http://itunes.com/soi-remove
All you have to do is click it and log in, and Apple will delete the Songs of Innocence album from any Apple products associated with that Apple ID. If you suddenly have a change of heart, you have until October 13th to re-download the new music from U2 for free… otherwise you have to pay for it, like everyone who still uses Winamp.
If you’ve done it right, you should see this screen:
One click of that magical “Remove Album” button, and you can go back to listening to The Joshua Tree without being interrupted by the band’s new music.
[Via Yahoo Music]