Ok, so it might not be as bad as waking up with herpes, but the new U2 album Apple forced upon its users ended up being the gift no one wanted. The tech company, which launched its latest version of the iPhone and it’s plans for a new smartwatch last week, partnered with Bono and company to offer an entire album from the rock group, free of charge. The problem: It looks like some people aren’t a fan of the band’s music.
“Songs of Innocence” is the group’s first album in five years and while fans of the band were probably pretty pleased about finding a free album nestled in their iTunes library, many iPhone owners didn’t appreciate the fact that Apple had downloaded music for them:
Well b*tch no more internet, Apple is now offering a way to get rid of the unwanted gift. According to one Apple Support post, you can follow these simple steps in order to undo the results of the company’s phone hack:
Go to http://itunes.com/soi-remove. 2. Click Remove Album to confirm you’d like to remove the album from your account. 3. Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store. 4. You’ll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account.
But before you send U2 to your trash bin, you should know that what’s done cannot be undone, at least according to Apple:
Once the album has been removed from your account, it will no longer be available for you to re-download as a previous purchase. If you later decide you want the album, you will need to get it again. The album is free to everyone until October 13, 2014, and will be available for purchase after that date.