- U2 album stunt becomes a cake flying back into U2’s and Apple’s faces.
- iPhone 6 Plus — a $1000 device — bends (too) easily.
- iOS 8.0.1 update gets pulled back after release because of serious bugs.
To be expected next: free iPhone 6 Plus case that protects the phone from bending, or a new built of the device with another material than aluminium (or another aluminium).
This post gets updated whenever new things happen. Shouldn’t take long.
(Not mentioned here: #AntennaGate and #MapsGate of previous i-devives and OS’s)
Apple has reacted. At least. Remove iTunes gift album “Songs of Innocence” from your iTunes music library and purchases.
To remove this album:
- Go to itunes.com/soi-remove.
- Click Remove Album to confirm you’d like to remove the album from your account.
- Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store.
- You’ll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account.
Bono reiterated that Apple bought Songs of Innocence to thank their users for their patronage, and that the band was appropriately compensated.
Of course they did. I said that in the moment I heard the news of Apple acting as a major label, because this is what major labels do: pre-paying for a deal like that, regardless of later royalties.
This is probably the biggest PR stunt in the history of the music industry.
My opinion? This is what brought the whole whole world of music into trouble in the first place (greed). I’m zero interested in listening to that album, and I won’t. I don’t give a fuck, to be precise. To me, Bono is nothing but a hypocrite, and a brilliant business man. As a musician I lost all respect.
“Songs Of Innocence” is exactly not this: innocent.
via Bono Talks ‘Songs of Innocence’, New Music in Letter to Fans | Rolling Stone.