After Apple’s presentation yesterday, many were unhappy, including the music streaming service Spotify. But, unlike the rest, the Swedish company is outraged not at all by the absence of the new iPhone 12 at the presentation.
Spotify is protesting this time against Apple One’s announced yesterday. As a reminder, this is a subscription that combines all the company’s services: Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+.
“Once again, Apple is using its dominance and unfair practices to disadvantage competitors and consumers in favoring its own services. We urge antitrust authorities to take urgent action to curb Apple’s anticompetitive behavior that, if left unchecked, would irreparably harm the developer community and jeopardize our collective freedoms, ”Spotify said in a statement.
Apple did not keep itself waiting long and rolled out the answer:
“Users can discover and use alternatives to any Apple service. We present Apple One as an easy way to access our full range of services with a single, value-added subscription. The package is ideal for those who love and use our services and want to get more for less. Also, some of the services included in Apple One are available for use on third-party devices, and you can cancel them at any time”
By the way, this is not the first time Spotify has opposed Apple: first of all, the company is accused of aggressively promoting Apple Music in the App Store.