Apple faces formal investigation over Spotify app store complaint

Johnatan56

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In a response to Spotify’s complaint published in March, Apple said its App Store contributed to Spotify becoming the business it is today and accused the music streaming service of wanting all the benefits of its platform without contributing to the marketplace.
Lol, definitely not.
Apple is entitled to the 30% though, Spotify agreed to it when they added their app to the store.
 

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Lol, definitely not.
Apple is entitled to the 30% though, Spotify agreed to it when they added their app to the store.
The alternative was to not be on the App Store. Not much of a choice.

Apple and Google taking a 30% cut of subscriptions in perpetuity is absolute bulls**t. At the very least it should scale down over time. Preferably very little time. Like 30% for 6 months, 20% for another 6 months and then zero.
 

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Hehe! Just like Qualcomm was entitled to their cut when Apple used their components and Apple complaining it was too much. Hypocrites - all of them!
 

Johnatan56

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The alternative was to not be on the App Store. Not much of a choice.

Apple and Google taking a 30% cut of subscriptions in perpetuity is absolute bulls**t. At the very least it should scale down over time. Preferably very little time. Like 30% for 6 months, 20% for another 6 months and then zero.
It's 15% after a year, and I'd disagree of it ever being 0.
 

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It's 15% after a year, and I'd disagree of it ever being 0.
Losing 15-30% of your subscription revenue is massive. I know it currently drops to 15% after a year, and that's still way too much.

I've noticed some services making it compulsory to sign up through a web browser, and I have no problem with that becoming an industry norm. Losing a huge portion of your sub revenue to Google or Apple is bulls**t and it shouldn't be too much effort for any half-decent person to take a minute of inconvenience to prevent that.
 

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If it's so costly to Spotify why don't they just remove subscriptions from the app store? Netflix did it. Apple is providing a service and should get paid for it.

EDIT - the same applies to other app stores.
 
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