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TechnologyApple says Spotify wants benefits of a free app without being free

09:10  15 march  2019
09:10  15 march  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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As framed by Apple , Spotify is seeking a free ride on the App Store. A bulk of Spotify 's users make no contribution to the Apple since they use a free "We found Spotify 's claims about Apple Watch especially surprising. When Spotify submitted their Apple Watch app in September 2018, we

Apple is firing back in response to Spotify 's European Commission (EC) complaint. In a newsroom release, the company The company expressed surprise about Spotify 's Watch app claim, saying "we reviewed and approved it with the same process and speed with which we would any other app .

Apple says Spotify wants benefits of a free app without being free© Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images A Apple logo is seen on the back of an iPhone X in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) March 14 (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday Spotify wants all the benefits of a free app without being free, as the iPhone maker responded to the audio streaming service provider's complaint with European Union antitrust regulators.

Spotify, which launched a year after the 2007 launch of the iPhone, said on Wednesday Apple unfairly limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service.

Apple's control of its App store deprived consumers of choice and rival providers of audio streaming services to the benefit of Apple Music, which began in 2015, Spotify added.

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(Reuters) - Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) on Thursday responded to Spotify Technology SA's complaint with EU antitrust regulators, saying the audio streaming service " wants all the benefits of a free app without being free ". Spotify , launched a year after Apple unveiled its first iPhone in 2007

Apple says that Spotify is spreading a ‘misleading rhetoric’. They cite how Spotify makes most of its revenue from advertising and mobile carrier In regard to the idea that Apple is blocking Spotify ’s app updates, Apple says it has only ever blocked updates which do not comply with the rules of the

In response, Apple said it has "approved and distributed nearly 200 app updates on Spotify's behalf, resulting in over 300 million downloaded copies of the Spotify app."

"The only time we have requested adjustments is when Spotify has tried to sidestep the same rules that every other app follows," Apple said in a statement. https://apple.co/2TDPBPo

"Spotify is free to build apps for — and compete on — our products and platforms, and we hope they do."

(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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