Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts

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One of the major announcements at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch last week was the band U2 giving iTunes users around the world a free copy of their new album, Songs of Innocence.

tim-cook-u2-bono-appleThe internet went into meltdown, with many people expressing displeasure and even outrage that a band they disliked would give them a free album.

In response to all the hatred, Apple has launched a removal tool, meaning users can permanently delete the album if they do not want it on their account.

The company has set up a support website to guide people through the process of getting the album off their device.

u2-songs-of-innocents-removal-toolSongs of Innocence was downloaded by two million users between, and release also sparked renewed interest in U2’s previous albums.

The album is the band’s first since 2009’s No Line on the Horizon, and features 11 new tracks.

Stuart O’Connor