Amazon teases Apple over U2 album giveaway blunder as Prime users get deluxe version for free
Now that Apple has finally wrapped up its U2 album giveaway to iTunes customers, a promotion that warranted its own removal tool named after the “Songs of Innocence” album, Amazon is picking up the record and giving it away to Amazon Prime subscribers through Prime Music… but not without taking a shot at Apple first.
While Apple rather aggressively added the U2 album to every iTunes library automatically (prompting automatic downloads if the setting was enabled) and upsetting many customers, Amazon took to Twitter today to promote their copy of the “deluxe” version of the album while taking a shot at Apple in the process. “Add it to your library—we won’t do it for you,” Amazon said in a tweet followed by a teasing winky face.
Not bad, Amazon, not bad.
For its part, Apple boasted last week that 81 million customers experienced the free U2 album, which Apple is now selling for $9.99, through iTunes, iTunes Radio, and Beats Music.