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Apple pays off Breaking Bad season pass buyers

Fans locked out of the last episodes of final series
Tue Sep 24 2013, 11:08
Breaking Bad season 5 part two

WALLED GARDEN MEDIA OUTFIT Apple will refund people who bought Breaking Bad season passes from the iTunes store and complained about not getting the full final series.

Apple is facing a lawsuit from Noam Lazebnink of Ohio that accused it of not playing fair with a season pass.

Lazebnink said that Apple misled him when he paid for the whole Breaking Bad package only to be told that the final episodes, the ones that close a five season show, would cost him an extra $14.99, or $22.99 for HD.

Apple apparently has contacted people that bought the season passes and apologised to them. It said that there was some confusion over the season's status, but that it would magnanimously provide those final eight episodes for free.

News website 9to5Mac has seen the email and reports that Apple is offering users a credit for the HD version that can be used for either that content or something else from iTunes.

"Dear Customer, We apologize for any confusion the naming of 'Season 5' and 'The Final Season' of Breaking Bad might have caused you," it said in reference to TV firm ABC's naming conventions.

"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."

Netflix is showing the final episodes of the show from the day after they are broadcast in the US. There is but one episode left to run. µ


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