Spotify did not specify which aspect of Apple’s event led to this response, although a bit of news stands out as a likely candidate. The Apple One package announced today sells Apple Arcade, TV +, iCloud access and – specifically – Music for $ 15 a month. This is a potential threat to Spotify, which also runs a music app on iOS.
For more than a year, Spotify has been making noise about Apple’s uncontrolled power over the App Store, and in March 2019, it filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission. Spotify claims Apple̵
This reflects similar complaints from Microsoft and Epic Games, both of which have condemned Apple’s anti-competitive practices in recent months. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has long been opposed to Apple’s – and Google’s and Valves’ – 30 percent revenue reduction. In August, Epic sued Apple dramatically, parodying the company’s iconic 1984 ad and calling for its own Fortnite players to get behind the lawsuit. Epic and Apple have sued each other and undermined each other’s services ever since.