- Spotify said Apple’s response was “in line with our expectations”
- Every monopolist will suggest they have done nothing wrong, says Spotify
- Earlier, Apple hit back at Spotify for its anti-trust complaint with EU
The tug of war between Spotify and Apple has intensified, with the Swedish music streaming service now calling Apple a “monopolist”. Taking exception to Spotify’s complaint with the European Union (EU) last week alleging iOS App Store rules to be unfair, Apple slammed Spotify for wanting “all the benefits of a free app without being free”. Spotify had earlier filed a complaint with the European Commission, claiming that Apple uses unfair practices in the App Store.
According a Variety report on Sunday, Spotify said that “Apple’s response to our complaint before the European Commission is not new and is entirely in line with our expectations”.
“Every monopolist will suggest they have done nothing wrong and will argue that they have the best interests of competitors and consumers at heart,” said Spotify which entered the India market in February.
“This is evident in Apple’s belief that Spotify’s users on iOS are Apple customers and not Spotify customers, which goes to the very heart of the issue with Apple,” it added.
Earlier, Apple hit back at Spotify for its anti-trust complaint with the EU.