CUPERTINO, CA - With all the hoopla surrounding Apple's sweet announcement about the iPhone 6 and the watch, you may have missed rock&roll band U2 giving their new album away for free.
Free music from U2!! Whoo-hoo!
Everyone loves free stuff, right?
It seems Apple made iTunes users an offer they couldn't refuse.
'Songs of Innocence' magically appeared in the online accounts of half a billion iTunes users--whether they liked it or not.
The Twittersphere exploded with confusion and complaints like this one:
'Just found the new U2 album in my iTunes library and now I understand the scene in The Godfather when dude finds a horse head in his bead.'
Ok, that might be a little dramatic, but you get the point.
Some view the automatic download as an aggressive marketing assault.
So, you might be wondering how to remove the so-called 'U2 virus' off your phone.
Well, you can't.
You can delete the songs from your device, but it remains in the cloud, and that's got users singing a whole different tune.