12 votes

Apple denies Spotify's "unfair play" claim

7 comments

  1. [4]
    orangse Link
    This may seem a little dismissive, but does anyone really give a shit about this little spat? I'm not trying to belittle your contribution @bee, believe me. Its aimed at Apple and Spotify both...

    This may seem a little dismissive, but does anyone really give a shit about this little spat? I'm not trying to belittle your contribution @bee, believe me. Its aimed at Apple and Spotify both posting these ridiculously long blog posts filled with corporate speak. What was the point of Spotify posting the original post, did they expect some massive public outcry about how the app store is fucking over app developers? Because I have not seen that at all. Maybe its on the section of Twitter I don't frequent, I don't know. Apple fucks over app devs and Spotify fucks over musicians, all these posts have done is make me dislike both of these companies more.

    4 votes
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      bee Link Parent
      In my opinion, this is a rather large deal. This isn't simply a PR skirmish, Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint to the European Commission about what they consider unfair play on Apple's part....

      In my opinion, this is a rather large deal. This isn't simply a PR skirmish, Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint to the European Commission about what they consider unfair play on Apple's part. Apple has long been a "closed ecosystem" in terms of OS integration with competing products as opposed to their own (especially in iOS).

      9 votes
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        orangse Link Parent
        Ok, see this is something I can say is important. This is real action taken by Spotify against Apple, I was under the impression the blog posts were all that happened. Now upon rereading the...

        Ok, see this is something I can say is important. This is real action taken by Spotify against Apple, I was under the impression the blog posts were all that happened. Now upon rereading the Spotify blog post, I realize that there is a single sentence saying they filed anti-trust, which I missed and now I feel kind of dumb. I'll argue that it was easily miss-able! Thanks for posting this.

        3 votes
        1. Grzmot Link Parent
          Apple's blog post is just very good at deflecting the problem and casting blame at Spotify without addressing their claims. It's a good PR bullshit post, but nothing else really.

          Apple's blog post is just very good at deflecting the problem and casting blame at Spotify without addressing their claims. It's a good PR bullshit post, but nothing else really.

  2. Octofox Link
    This reads like a childish rant on some developers blog and not an official statement. The fact is Apple has a monopoly and they abuse that. They say spotify is benefiting from the payment...

    This reads like a childish rant on some developers blog and not an official statement. The fact is Apple has a monopoly and they abuse that. They say spotify is benefiting from the payment features that apple provides but apple specifically bans apps from using their own payment system or telling the user to pay via the website. So apps have literally no choice but to pay apples 30%.

  3. zaarn Link
    Someone accused of being an abuser of their market position claims they are not abusing their market position. I think we should just wait until the EU investigation finds something on that topic.

    Someone accused of being an abuser of their market position claims they are not abusing their market position.

    I think we should just wait until the EU investigation finds something on that topic.