Spotify considers Apple One Bundle as ‘threat to collective freedom’, Apple answers
Spotify, a major tech company known for its media streaming services is also known for accusing Apple of possessing too much power and practising monopolistic business.
On Tuesday, Apple released its few services and a new service under Apple One like Apple Music(from which Spotify is threatened by), Apple Arcade, iCloud Storage, Apple Fitness+, Apple TV, Apple News, and other products like iPad Air, Apple Watch 6 Series, Apple Watch SE in Apple ‘Time Flies’ Event.
After the Apple Event ended, Spotify shared a public statement, concluding that the Apple One Bundle is a complete misuse of their dominant position, which goes like this.
Once again, Apple is using its dominant position and unfair practices to disadvantage competitors and deprive consumers by favoring its own services. We call on competition authorities to act urgently to restrict Apple’s anti-competitive behavior, which if left unchecked, will cause irreparable harm to the developer community and threaten our collective freedoms to listen, learn, create, and connect.
Apple replied to Spotify’s criticism to Reuters reporter Stephen Nellis.
Customers can discover and enjoy alternatives to every one of Apple’s services. We’re introducing Apple One because it is a great value for customers and a simple way to access the full range of Apple’s subscription services. We’ll be recommending the Apple One plan that saves you the most money based on the subsriptions you already have. It’s perfect for anyone who loves any of our services and wants to get more for less, and it’s especially great for families. Also select services included in Apple One are availbel to enjoy on non-Apple devices, and you can cancel anytime.
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