Apple addresses Spotify’s claims, but not its demands (page 3)

Spotify announced this morning that it’s filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Union, alleging that the iPhone maker is harming consumer choice and stifling innovation via the rules it enforces on the App Store. As Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek outlined in a blog post, the company is annoyed about the 30 percent cut Apple takes from subscription purchases on the App Store. This “tax,” suggests Ek, seems designed to harm streaming services that compete with Apple’s own. ‘pay the Apple tax or your product gets it’ Ek says that if Spotify pays this cut it has to “artificially inflate” its prices “well above the price of Apple Music.” But if it doesn’t pay, Apple applies “a series of technical and experience-limiting... Continue reading…

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