Angry Birds 1.5 for iPhone Update Creating Angry People Because of In-App Purchase for Mighty Eagle

Just in time for the long holiday weekend:

Angry Birds 1.5 ($0.99 for iPhone version in iTunes App Store)

The new version adds:

– New Frontier Badlands theme
– 15 new levels
– New Golden Egg
– Mighty Eagle bird

The Eagle is an in-app purchase. This has upset a lot of people based on the comments seen in the iTunes App Store about the 1.5 release. Angry Birds had an astounding 5-star average customer rating based on 350,440 ratings for prior releases. The current release’s ratings is way down (relatively speaking) at 3.5-stars based on 442 ratings. It should be noted, however, that well over half of ratings for the 1.5 release are 5-star ratings (240 customers).