In August, we noted that iTunes was offering Season Passes of the popular show Breaking Bad in a split-up format. For Season 5 of the show, the first eight episodes was under one iTunes purchase, while the second half (which was known as “The Final Season”) was an additional download.
This split did not go over well with Breaking Bad fans, and one iTunes customer even filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple, even though the matter was due to a decision by AMC, not iTunes.
Dear Customer, We apologize for any confusion the naming of “Season 5″ and “The Final Season” of Breaking Bad might have caused you. While the names of the seasons and episodes associated with them were not chosen by iTunes, we’d like to offer you “The Final Season” on us by providing you with the iTunes code below in the amount of $22.99. This credit can also be used for any other content on the iTunes Store. Thank you for your purchase.
Now, Apple is making up for AMC’s decision by offering a full refund via a $22.99 iTunes credit to customers that purchased the second-half of the Breaking Bad season via iTunes. The credit is redeemable via a promotional code sent to each customer who made the Season Pass purchase. A copy of the email is pasted above. In the email, Apple makes it clear that the decision to split the season up was not in its hands. Thanks, Ryan and Dane!