Apple has responded to a clamour from irate non U2 fans by releasing an album removal tool specifically for the purpose of deleting the offending album from recipient’s accounts.
The move follows a free giveaway of the supergroup’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, to 500m registered iTunes users as part of promotional activity ahead of the iPhone 6 launch.
Not everyone welcomed the gift however as the mere presence of the album in their collections meant its tracks were primed to pop up whilst music streaming, to the consternation of those not wishing to have their ears assaulted by Bono.
A two-step removal process allows people to expunge the offending content by clicking a link and then logging into your iTunes account – although the individual tracks must still be deleted if these were downloaded.
Should anyone subsequently regret their decision they can re-download the album for free until 13 October, whereupon a purchase fee will be levied.