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Achtung! Twitter Reacts To That Free U2 iTunes Album

Apple surprised iTunes users this week with free copies of “Songs of Innocence,” the latest album from U2.

The album, which was announced at Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday, has appeared in iTunes libraries with or without users’ permission.

The Washington Post noted ‘U2’s new album was just there, waiting for you. Like an Ikea catalogue. Or a jury summons. Or streptococcus.’

BBC Newsbeat ran an instructional post on how to delete it commenting that Apple were ‘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.’

Here’s what the good people of Twitter had to say..

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