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Friday, 1 July 2016

Spotify complains of anti-competitive maneuvers Apple

Apple now adds another controversy as apparently continue competing with Spotify prevents Apple Music by blocking the latest update of its application from the App Store. Would this be a maneuver by the Cupertino firm to get an advantage over its direct competitors?

Spotify sent counsel for the Cupertino company, Bruce Sewell, a letter this week claiming that the Cupertino company is causing great damage to your competitor streaming music Spotify by not allowing use their own billing system for subscriptions.

"This latest episode raises serious concerns under the Competition Act in the US and the EU," as written by the general counsel Horacio Gutierrez Spotify in a letter.

" It continues a disturbing pattern of behavior from Apple to exclude and diminish the competitiveness of Spotify on iOS and rival Apple Music like, especially when viewed in the context of a pattern of anticompetitive Apple directed to Spotify ... We can not be so, as Apple uses the approval process for the App Store as a weapon to harm competitors. "

It seems that the Cupertino company walks taking controversial measures regarding the services offered, making other companies such as Spotify, can not compete fully in the application platform of Apple, giving a huge advantage to Apple Music.

emphasizes that the company rejected the new application update that rules the business model of the firm that third-party applications use their own billing system to acquire new customers are prohibited were broken and sell in the letter of claim Spotify subscriptions.

Because the Cupertino company has a cut of 30 percent of all subscriptions, Spotify charges iOS users an extra $ 3 a month to make up the difference. When iOS 10 is launched this year, it will take only 15 percent of revenue from monthly subscription, but only after a user has subscribed to this service for 12 months.

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