Rock band U2 performed at Apple’s September 9th event and also announced that its new album, Songs of Innocence, will be exclusively launched through iTunes. All of Apple’s 500 million plus iTunes users have received a copy of this album for free even though Apple is believed to have paid over $100 million for this privilege. The company added this album to users’ iTunes libraries without seeking consent which led to many users complaining about this, which is why today Apple has put up a new tool which lets you delete the new U2 album from your library.
Many people tend to be excited whenever they receive free stuff but those who hadn’t followed up with the announcements made at Apple’s September 9th event were shocked to find a new album in their iTunes libraries.
Some of them took to Twitter to vent and complain about this and it looks like there was ample response from iTunes users which is why Apple has decided to come up with a tool that lets them remove this album.
Before the album can be removed Apple does point out that once this is done users will not be able to redownload it as a previous purchase if they have a change of heart. They’ll need to get it again and while Songs of Innocence is available for free via iTunes until October 13th, iTunes users will have to spend money to purchase the album after the aforementioned date.