So U2 gave their album out for free to 500 million iphone users. Only nobody asked them for it. I was as shocked as anyone when I saw U2â€™s album had automatically downloaded into my iphone without my permission. How does U2 and Apple have the right to invade my own personal device? I mean, Obama canâ€™t even do that. And youâ€™re trying to force feed me your music that is so uniquely personal to each and every individual? Get the heck out of here. I felt totally violated. And Iâ€™m even a fan of U2. Well, at least their old stuffâ€¦. What happens if the automatically downloaded U2 album pushes the iphone user above their data plan? I would be livid if that happened.
Thankfully, thereâ€™s been a public backlash over this and Iâ€™m not the only one alone holding a pitchfork. Apple seems to be actually listening. Theyâ€™ve publicly apologized and are trying to correct the situation. If you want to remove their album (ironically called â€œSongs of Innocenseâ€) like me, you can now download an app from this link.
Hopefully a lesson has been learned here for future Orwellian artistsâ€™ and it will never happen again.