I don’t understand much about the law, but there are things that apparently don’t make a lot of sense and logic, like the complaint that the European Community against Apple, at the initiative of Spotify.
The audio platform complains that it cannot compete with the price of Apple Music because Apple keeps 30% of the billing of downloads from Spotify
According to the Financial Times, the European Commission will bring charges against Apple this week because it believes it is violating European free competition law. This complaint refers to an antitrust dispute that Spotify has been holding for two years and Apple.
At 2019, Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission, alleging that Apple is enforcing App Store rules that “deliberately limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of user experience,” accusing the company of ” act as player and referee To deliberately harm another application developers.
Spotify noted that Apple’s 30% commission on purchases of App storeIncluding subscriptions within the app, it forces the music streaming service to charge existing subscribers 12.99 dollars per month for its Premium plan in the App Store, to keep the 9.99 dollars per month that it usually charges outside of the App Store.
Spotify argues that this gives Apple an unfair advantage as it cannot compete with the standard price of Apple Music from 9.99 Euros per month in the App Store.
I sincerely believe that there is value in the fact that millions of Apple users offer an app in the Apple App Store, that the Cupertino company should charge regardless of the price of Spotify.