A few weeks back, a number of disgruntled Breaking Bad fans filed a class action lawsuit in California claiming that Apple owed each of them $22.99 for charging them separately for the two halves of the final season. Their point, essentially, was that even though the two eight-episodes chunks were separated by a full calendar year, they were still referred to a singular “season” by everyone associated with the show (AMC, the production company, the cast and creator, etc.), and Apple’s iTunes fine print says “[p]urchasing a Season Pass of a television show gets you every episode in that season and at a better price than if you were to purchase it one episode at a time.”
Well it appears as though Apple has caved, as, according to Verge, this email started going out to customers yesterday:
We apologize for any confusion the naming of “Season 5″ and “The Final Season” of Breaking Bad might have caused you. While the names of the seasons and episodes associated with them were not chosen by iTunes, we’d like to offer you “The Final Season” on us by providing you with the iTunes code below in the amount of $22.99. This credit can also be used for any other content on the iTunes Store. Thank you for your purchase.
Detailed instructions for redeeming the code can be found at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1574.
Cool. Now these Breaking Bad fans just need iTunes to start selling Xanax so they can use the credit to get themselves through all those episodes they were fighting over.