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Apple to refund iTunes season pass purchases for the Breaking Bad finale

0. phoneArena 24 Sep 2013, 09:29 posted on

It's not really Apple's fault that AMC decided to milk the Breaking Bad TV series success by breaking the last season badly in two parts. Still, those who purchased the Season Pass on iTunes, were miffed they had to do it twice in order to watch the season finale...

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posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:32 2

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2071; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


"It's not really Apple's fault that AMC decided to milk the Breaking Bad TV series success by breaking the last season badly in two parts." - it's their fault though that they tried to sell two half grams of the blue meth as two grams and got caught by the DEA.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:35 6

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 1086; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Please go ahead and mail your complaints to the author of the articles from BBC, Engadget, and PA. Convince them that it's Apple's fault instead of AMC.

Apple is doing a good deed here.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:28

5. Bernoulli (Posts: 1403; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Eh breaking bad is an American show, what does the BBC have to do with the season being split into two parts?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:30 5

6. Ninetysix (Posts: 1086; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


source: BBC via Engadget

You blind?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:42 1

7. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Well, you're wrong as usual, source is BBC; Engadget reposted and PhoneArena Re-Reposted (as usual). Apple is doing no good deed here since, their iRefund is not really a "refund" but a "we'll place your money in a holding account 'via' a Gift Card so you can spend it with us later and, in the meantime, we'll let it Accrue iNterest." A real "refund" would have been, "here, here's your damn money back in the same form you made payment!"

YOU must be blind!

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:49 2

9. Ninetysix (Posts: 1086; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


TLDR.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 11:17 3

12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 992; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Seriously? I shudder to think what would happen if a book came your way, with all those paragraphs and chapters. Do books chase you in your nightmares?

The fact of the matter is, itunes double dipped, refunded it but made sure that they'd still get the money.

Many tv shows are splitting up their seasons, this is not an isolated incident. Want a list? Burn Notice, The Walking Dead, Covert Affairs, White Collar, Royal Pains, all have both a summer and winter finale. Is itunes going to do this for all these series?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 11:22

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Unfortunately, there's no way to filter the "rift-raft" on this site or limit 'the limited'; he probably can't read beyond iKindergarten.
Sad, really; sympathies go out to his parents.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 11:35 2

14. Ninetysix (Posts: 1086; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


TLDR.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 11:38

16. discoshrew (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Well, the difference between those series and what AMC did with Breaking Bad, is that they separated the half-seasons by an entire year (summer 12 and summer 13), which typically classifies two seasons for a normal series, Hence iTunes' confusion/attempted milking. It'd be like Game of Thrones calling the upcoming season 4 the rest of season 3. If nets split a season, its the summer/winter thing like USA and ABCFam shows, or even Walking Dead does Oct-Dec, then Feb-April. AMC just wanted to milk the ratings and awards from Breaking Bad (and now Mad Men as well) across two years. They should have just made it two separate full seasons (or at least two 10-episode seasons).

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 13:07 1

18. Quezdagreat (Posts: 387; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


youre acting like apple is the only company in the entire world that does this.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:37 5

4. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


No, it's not.
"While the names of the seasons and episodes associated with them were not chosen by iTunes.."
AMC's at fault, not Apple. On the other hand, Apple is being generous.
Seriously, do you have to bash Apple for just everything? Even if they play some good moves like this one? Douchebag.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 11:09

10. VZWuser76 (Posts: 992; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


You people do realize that most of the series on today do the same thing. It started on USA Network, almost all of their series have both a summer and winter finale. Last season of The Walking Dead was also that way. But when you go to pick it up in a store, it's not sold in 2 parts, but as a single season.

I agree with some of the others here. Itunes is essentially charging them twice for what should've been a single charge, and instead of refunding the money back to their bank so they can use it anywhere, gives them a gift card so that the money will still be spent at itunes. It makes no F-ing difference what they choose to call it, NO ONE has 2 seasons of a show in a single year. Even networks do this. Shows like Bones and Supernatural usually play for awhile, then play reruns for a month or two, and then air the rest of the episodes.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 11:37 2

15. discoshrew (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Well, the difference between those series and what AMC did with Breaking Bad, is that they separated the half-seasons by an entire year (summer 12 and summer 13), which typically classifies two seasons for a normal series, Hence iTunes' confusion/attempted milking. It'd be like Game of Thrones calling the upcoming season 4 the rest of season 3. If nets split a season, its the summer/winter thing like USA and ABCFam shows, or even Walking Dead does Oct-Dec, then Feb-April. AMC just wanted to milk the ratings and awards from Breaking Bad (and now Mad Men as well) across two years. They should have just made it two separate full seasons (or at least two 10-episode seasons).

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 13:44

19. duder52 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Two half seasons to milk ratings doesn't make any sense. Breaking Bad was allegedly supposed to be two full seasons of 13 episodes but AMC didn't want to pay for it. Similarly, they fired the writers of the Walking Dead after the first or second season because they didn't want to pay them. AMC has a history of going cheap. There should have been no itunes confusion, as it was well well WELL known that the last season of Breaking Bad was going to be split. So that was a sleezy move by apple. Apple should be refunding peoples money, not keeping it in the form of a gift card.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 16:19

20. VZWuser76 (Posts: 992; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Ok, were both called the final season? If so, then it's not the final 2 seasons, it's the final season. At the very least, itunes should've been charging them half since it was only half of the season. Itunes were advertising a season pass, not a half season pass. Were there more episdoes due to them splitting the season? If not then it's still the same amount of content but they're charging double. The problem is what if someone just got that season pass and are not otherwise an itunes user. I've done that in the past when those programs weren't available in my area. Now they need to find something they want so they don't lose that money. It's fine and dandy if you're full on into Apple's ecosystem.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:36

3. xDrizzyXx (Posts: 62; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Dang, kinda late on the article, but that's really good!

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 10:47

8. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


They've been busy spinning their iPhone 5S (aka iPhone 4S++) stories, can't blame 'em; they're trying.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 11:16 3

11. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Between your multiple profiles, do you just seek attention here? None in real life?

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 12:11 2

17. promise7 (Posts: 224; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Just let him be, trolling on Apple is all he has in life.

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