You probably heard about the new Apple Music service announced this week, but you probably didn’t hear about one tragic (for U2 fans) change that came along with the new iTunes software and everything else:
The Bono “All Artists” icon has been removed from iTunes!!! ACK!
Have a look below at the old and new icons that iTunes uses:
That image on the left for “All Artists” is a silhouette of Bono made from the “Original Of The Species” video that U2 allowed Apple to use in a 2005 iPod commercial. In fact, this screenshot below from that TV commercial is pretty much the exact silhouette Apple used as the iTunes icon (Apple pointed the microphone up for the icon):
So Bono is gone, replaced by a generic microphone. The screenshots above are from the desktop version of iTunes, but you’ll see the same thing when you update the mobile app. Patrick Brunetti tipped us off to this change on Twitter Tuesday, and shared a screenshot from the iOS iTunes app:
— Patrick Brunetti (@PBruBiz) June 30, 2015
Can’t wait to find out what prompted the change. All these years having Bono as the Artists icon in iTunes and now … he’s gone.