Remember when the last U2 album, ‘No Line On The Horizon’, dropped in 2009, only to be met with largely critical reviews and disappointing sales for the Irish band? “They can’t give this stuff away!” their detractors smirked. How wrong they were! Last night saw the Dubliners spring a new record on unexpecting iPhone owners, as 13th studio album ‘Songs Of Innocence’ was given away for free to over half a billion Apple users, who didn’t get a lot of say in the matter – in some cases the album was automatically downloaded onto consumers’ devices during the electronic giant’s unveiling of the iPhone 6 and iWatch in California. Naturally, some people were upset, claiming the move was an invasion of privacy. Here’s some of the funniest tweets from last night and into this morning on the matter…
Imagine if ‘Detox’ had dropped instead of a new U2 album! Alas no, Tim Cook forgot about Dre…
Imagine being Apple, owning Beats, having an event with music on, and actually forgetting Dre. Fuck's sake.
— MG (@mofgimmers) September 9, 2014
DJ Jacques Greene wants payback.
anyone know how i could have 12 recordings of myself farting appear in Bono's iTunes
— jg (@jacquesgreene) September 9, 2014
Them were the days…
YEAH. I remember listening to U2 and going, "My God. This sound is so original!" Back in 1989 when sabertooth tigers roamed the earth.
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) September 9, 2014
In other news, your ringtone has been changed to 'Beautiful Day' and Bono is now your friend on Facebook.
— Tom Bromley (@BromleyEsq) September 10, 2014
— jj dunning (@jj_dunning) September 10, 2014
And the award for ‘dad joke’ of the night goes to…
Hey guys. It looks like apple are doing some…
… PRO-BONO work.
— Lars von Trier as 'pie' (@M0by_Duck) September 10, 2014
At least the device seems to work…
Predictive text on the new iPhone is actually pretty awfuTHIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING AND APPLE IS PERFECT. ALL HAIL APPLE.
— Adam Hess (@adamhess1) September 9, 2014
…but Thom Yorke won’t be buying either.