Sat. Mar 23rd, 2019

Apple hits back against Spotify’s App Store ‘tax’ complaint

Apple hits back against Spotify’s App Store ‘tax’ complaint

Apple has fired back against Spotify in an unusual press release that argues the music streaming service “wants all the benefits of a free app without being free.” Spotify filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe earlier this week, with CEO Daniel Ek arguing that App Store policies give Apple an “unfair advantage at every turn.” But Apple’s statement makes the case that Spotify’s claims are misleading.

“The only contribution that Apple requires is for digital goods and services that are purchased inside the app using our secure in-app purchase system,” Apple’s statement says in retort. “As Spotify points out, that revenue share is 30 percent for the first year of an annual subscription — but they left out that it drops to 15…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/15/18266892/apple-spotify-addressing-claims-press-release

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