Sunday 8 December 2019

Apple's step by step guide to removing U2's new album, as Sharon Osbourne attacks 'mediocre music'

Tim Cook of Apple with U2
Tim Cook of Apple with U2

Sarah Stack

Apple fans who are not so keen on U2 are finally getting the chance to delete the new album users got for free.

The tech giant has put up a new web page giving users a step by step guide on how to remove Songs of Innocence from iTunes accounts.

Some - including former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne - have criticised the rock group for signing a deal with Apple.

"U2 you are business moguls not musicians anymore." she posted on her Twitter page tonight.

"No wonder you have to give your mediocre music away for free cause no one wants to buy it."

The band was paid a reported $100 million by Apple for the new album, which Apple then gave away for free to its half a billion iTunes users.

 “If you would like U2’s Songs of Innocence removed from your iTunes music library and iTunes purchases, you can choose to have it removed,” Apple said in a post.

“Once the album has been removed from your account, it will no longer be available for you to redownload 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.

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