Remember it wasn’t too long ago that U2’s album, the Songs of Innocence was automatically loaded onto iOS devices? Sure it was well-intended for Apple and U2 to give away a free album, and we’re sure that many U2 fans were thrilled by the offering. However it seems that many other users weren’t.
Apparently many didn’t appreciate having stuff loaded onto their phone that they didn’t want, and we’re sure some were at least hoping to be given the option to choose whether to download the album or not, so much so that Apple had to create a tool for its users to remove the album.
Now U2’s frontman Bono has come forward with an apology for the mess. Speaking in an interview on Facebook, Bono was quoted as saying, “Oops. Um. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard.”
We suppose it was a good idea, although its execution could have been refined a bit more. After all not everyone is a fan of U2, and just because it is free doesn’t mean we have to accept it, but what do you guys think? Were you displeased with the addition of the album on your iOS device?
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