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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #75 on: August 27, 2015, 11:42:02 AM »
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2 funniest quotes from this article:

1. "The Irish rockers teamed up with bosses at tech giant Apple to make Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion users, but the move almost backfired when a glitch meant the record was automatically downloaded to some clients' playlists."

Hilarious - they are trying to say it was a mistake ('glitch') which implies it was not intentional.  And it only happened to 'some clients'.  Welcome to U2's alternate reality universe.


Mine didn't automatically download. I had to go to my purchases and get it. That's because in my settings for my devices (iPhone and iPad) I don't "automatically download purchases" – something the band didn't anticipate and probably most people don't know is even a feature?

Yep.I didn't realise that & was panicking wondering where my album was.

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #76 on: August 27, 2015, 11:53:56 AM »
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2 funniest quotes from this article:

1. "The Irish rockers teamed up with bosses at tech giant Apple to make Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion users, but the move almost backfired when a glitch meant the record was automatically downloaded to some clients' playlists."

Hilarious - they are trying to say it was a mistake ('glitch') which implies it was not intentional.  And it only happened to 'some clients'.  Welcome to U2's alternate reality universe.


Mine didn't automatically download. I had to go to my purchases and get it. That's because in my settings for my devices (iPhone and iPad) I don't "automatically download purchases" something the band didn't anticipate and probably most people don't know is even a feature?

Yep.I didn't realise that & was panicking wondering where my album was.

Me too.

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #77 on: August 27, 2015, 02:36:06 PM »
Thanks for posting jenniferh aka jen.  That was a great article!

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #78 on: August 27, 2015, 03:05:30 PM »
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2 funniest quotes from this article:

1. "The Irish rockers teamed up with bosses at tech giant Apple to make Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion users, but the move almost backfired when a glitch meant the record was automatically downloaded to some clients' playlists."

Hilarious - they are trying to say it was a mistake ('glitch') which implies it was not intentional.  And it only happened to 'some clients'.  Welcome to U2's alternate reality universe.


Mine didn't automatically download. I had to go to my purchases and get it. That's because in my settings for my devices (iPhone and iPad) I don't "automatically download purchases" something the band didn't anticipate and probably most people don't know is even a feature?

great point - and yes I think you are right - most or at least many users may not have been aware of the settings which at the time were defaulted to 'auto download'.  This is why 1) there was such backlash (it was not because the album music was in the cloud, it was the 'download to device' that caused this), and 2) it is why Apple had to build and deploy a removal tool for the album to get it out of your library.

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #79 on: August 27, 2015, 03:07:55 PM »
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2 funniest quotes from this article:

1. "The Irish rockers teamed up with bosses at tech giant Apple to make Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion users, but the move almost backfired when a glitch meant the record was automatically downloaded to some clients' playlists."

Hilarious - they are trying to say it was a mistake ('glitch') which implies it was not intentional.  And it only happened to 'some clients'.  Welcome to U2's alternate reality universe.


Mine didn't automatically download. I had to go to my purchases and get it. That's because in my settings for my devices (iPhone and iPad) I don't "automatically download purchases" something the band didn't anticipate and probably most people don't know is even a feature?

Yep.I didn't realise that & was panicking wondering where my album was.

Me too.

interesting.  millions of iTunes users were complaining that they had this album forced on them, and you 2 couldn't even find it?  LOL.

you can try to revise history along with the band, but that is just silly...

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #80 on: August 27, 2015, 03:30:23 PM »
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2 funniest quotes from this article:

1. "The Irish rockers teamed up with bosses at tech giant Apple to make Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion users, but the move almost backfired when a glitch meant the record was automatically downloaded to some clients' playlists."

Hilarious - they are trying to say it was a mistake ('glitch') which implies it was not intentional.  And it only happened to 'some clients'.  Welcome to U2's alternate reality universe.


Mine didn't automatically download. I had to go to my purchases and get it. That's because in my settings for my devices (iPhone and iPad) I don't "automatically download purchases" something the band didn't anticipate and probably most people don't know is even a feature?

Yep.I didn't realise that & was panicking wondering where my album was.

Me too.

interesting.  millions of iTunes users were complaining that they had this album forced on them, and you 2 couldn't even find it?  LOL.

you can try to revise history along with the band, but that is just silly...

It wasn't in my library either, and I couldn't even find it in the web store - I had to follow the link from U2.com!

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #81 on: August 27, 2015, 03:48:37 PM »
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2 funniest quotes from this article:

1. "The Irish rockers teamed up with bosses at tech giant Apple to make Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion users, but the move almost backfired when a glitch meant the record was automatically downloaded to some clients' playlists."

Hilarious - they are trying to say it was a mistake ('glitch') which implies it was not intentional.  And it only happened to 'some clients'.  Welcome to U2's alternate reality universe.


Mine didn't automatically download. I had to go to my purchases and get it. That's because in my settings for my devices (iPhone and iPad) I don't "automatically download purchases" something the band didn't anticipate and probably most people don't know is even a feature?

Yep.I didn't realise that & was panicking wondering where my album was.

Me too.

interesting.  millions of iTunes users were complaining that they had this album forced on them, and you 2 couldn't even find it?  LOL.

you can try to revise history along with the band, but that is just silly...

It wasn't in my library either, and I couldn't even find it in the web store - I had to follow the link from U2.com!
yeah same here. What's weird about that is that I found out about it like 3 hours later when i was casually going through buzzfeed

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #82 on: August 27, 2015, 05:53:34 PM »
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2 funniest quotes from this article:

1. "The Irish rockers teamed up with bosses at tech giant Apple to make Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion users, but the move almost backfired when a glitch meant the record was automatically downloaded to some clients' playlists."

Hilarious - they are trying to say it was a mistake ('glitch') which implies it was not intentional.  And it only happened to 'some clients'.  Welcome to U2's alternate reality universe.


Mine didn't automatically download. I had to go to my purchases and get it. That's because in my settings for my devices (iPhone and iPad) I don't "automatically download purchases" something the band didn't anticipate and probably most people don't know is even a feature?

Yep.I didn't realise that & was panicking wondering where my album was.

Me too.

interesting.  millions of iTunes users were complaining that they had this album forced on them, and you 2 couldn't even find it?  LOL.

you can try to revise history along with the band, but that is just silly...

No revision here, they're right. It only automatically downloaded if you had your features set to do so; which only a minority do. The backlash was a combination of that minority plus the people who saw it in their Cloud and assumed it had also downloaded. But let's keep things in perspective; there certainly weren't 'millions' complaining about it. I very much doubt there were even tens of thousands for that matter.

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #83 on: August 28, 2015, 05:47:25 AM »
Thank you very much  8) 8) 8)

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #84 on: August 28, 2015, 11:15:14 AM »
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2 funniest quotes from this article:

1. "The Irish rockers teamed up with bosses at tech giant Apple to make Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion users, but the move almost backfired when a glitch meant the record was automatically downloaded to some clients' playlists."

Hilarious - they are trying to say it was a mistake ('glitch') which implies it was not intentional.  And it only happened to 'some clients'.  Welcome to U2's alternate reality universe.


Mine didn't automatically download. I had to go to my purchases and get it. That's because in my settings for my devices (iPhone and iPad) I don't "automatically download purchases" – something the band didn't anticipate and probably most people don't know is even a feature?

Yep.I didn't realise that & was panicking wondering where my album was.

Me too.

interesting.  millions of iTunes users were complaining that they had this album forced on them, and you 2 couldn't even find it?  LOL.

you can try to revise history along with the band, but that is just silly...

I'm not trying to revise anything thanks.Album wasn't automatically downloaded in my iTunes.End of.

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #85 on: August 28, 2015, 12:29:22 PM »
Add me to the list of people who had to actively search and figure out how to get SOI in my iTunes.  That's why I didn't understand why everyone was so mad at first.  But my God were people mad.  I remember my Facebook newsfeed was flooded with people complaining.  Hard to believe that was almost a year ago.

I feel like U2 have bounced back from that "disaster", although SOI will always have that unfortunate asterisk associated with it.  I'm very interested to see what happens with SOE, if anything.  All I can say is nearly a year later I still love SOI, which is more than I could say for HTDAAB and NLOTH.

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #86 on: August 28, 2015, 12:42:47 PM »
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2 funniest quotes from this article:

1. "The Irish rockers teamed up with bosses at tech giant Apple to make Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion users, but the move almost backfired when a glitch meant the record was automatically downloaded to some clients' playlists."

Hilarious - they are trying to say it was a mistake ('glitch') which implies it was not intentional.  And it only happened to 'some clients'.  Welcome to U2's alternate reality universe.


Mine didn't automatically download. I had to go to my purchases and get it. That's because in my settings for my devices (iPhone and iPad) I don't "automatically download purchases" something the band didn't anticipate and probably most people don't know is even a feature?

Yep.I didn't realise that & was panicking wondering where my album was.

Me too.

interesting.  millions of iTunes users were complaining that they had this album forced on them, and you 2 couldn't even find it?  LOL.

you can try to revise history along with the band, but that is just silly...

No revision here, they're right. It only automatically downloaded if you had your features set to do so; which only a minority do. The backlash was a combination of that minority plus the people who saw it in their Cloud and assumed it had also downloaded. But let's keep things in perspective; there certainly weren't 'millions' complaining about it. I very much doubt there were even tens of thousands for that matter.

Yep.  Exactly.

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #87 on: August 28, 2015, 12:50:29 PM »
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Add me to the list of people who had to actively search and figure out how to get SOI in my iTunes.  That's why I didn't understand why everyone was so mad at first.  But my God were people mad.  I remember my Facebook newsfeed was flooded with people complaining.  Hard to believe that was almost a year ago.

I feel like U2 have bounced back from that "disaster", although SOI will always have that unfortunate asterisk associated with it.  I'm very interested to see what happens with SOE, if anything.  All I can say is nearly a year later I still love SOI, which is more than I could say for HTDAAB and NLOTH.

I do remember the tweets with people thinking their iTunes had been hacked & debit cards used to buy the album without their consent. I think I like SOI as much as HTBAAB but it's a better album than NLOTH.

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #88 on: August 28, 2015, 01:23:12 PM »
Young people just don't understand technology like some us older guys do.  They THINK they do, but being on twitter and instagram doesn't count.

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Re: U2 on cover Q Magazine
« Reply #89 on: August 28, 2015, 01:48:39 PM »
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I feel like U2 have bounced back from that "disaster", although SOI will always have that unfortunate asterisk associated with it.  I'm very interested to see what happens with SOE, if anything.  All I can say is nearly a year later I still love SOI, which is more than I could say for HTDAAB and NLOTH.

100% agree with you.

My earlier comments, for those who seem to have a different memory of this than me (and everyone else outside the U2 fan alternate universe) is that the auto sync from the iTunes cloud did happen for a whole lot of people that use this feature. This is precisely why Apple had to build and deploy a fix to remove the album. 

People here are actually saying they had a hard time finding the album when Bono himself acknowledged at the time they did not mean to put it in everyone's personal playlist and Apple also had to apologize.  Amazing.  Either this is willful ignorance coupled with defending the band at all costs, or U2 have some of the most technologically backward fans on earth.

Anyway, people will remember what they want to remember.  And I say this as someone who was and is happy to have received the free music.  But being a fan does not mean defending every single thing the band does...