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Do you own an iTunes account? Congratulations. You also own at least one (quite possibly only one) U2 album.Apple marked the iPhone 6 launch by slipping a copy of the ageing Irish band's latest album into every account, deliberately infecting gadgets with some people's idea of musical malware.Think of it as a surprise Christmas present from a relative who doesn't know you very well.Or knows you really well, if you like U2.If you DO like U2, great. It's a Beautiful Day* and you'll probably find Songs of Innocence an uplifting collection of soft-rock ballads.If you don't, you'll probably want to get rid of it, pronto.The third option is that you don't know you've got it yet, in which case you're in for a massive shock when you stick your phone on shuffle
Apple has released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free.Some users had complained about the fact that Songs of Innocence had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their permission.
The sooner apples market share plumets further, the better.
I doubt Apple will ever do this sort of thing again.