Apple has responded to criticisms regarding AMC’s naming choice of Breaking Bad “Season 5″ and “The Final Season” into two parts by refunding buyers with the season asking price of $22.99.
Last month, a man filed a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Apple because iTunes led him to believe that his purchase in the Summer of 2012 would grant the entirety of the final season, a full 16 episodes. When the second half of Season 5 went up for sale this year, it was being sold as a separate package labeled as “The Final Season” for an additional $22.99. This made the value of his original purchase only 8 episodes.
The naming decision was a bungle made by distributor AMC after it went against the convention of the series numbering the show had used so far, but Apple has taken the most heat for the decision and sent an email to those who purchased the show, referring to the issue as”confusion in naming.”
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.
Splitting of seasons has become more and more popular, raising the prices of television shows available through digital means and leading to further mistakes and confusion like this. If you purchased the show, did you receive the code from Apple yet? Let us know below.