Spotify CEO launches against Apple: 'it hurts consumers'

The CEO of SpotifyDaniel Ek, returned to the charge with his attacks against Appleclaiming in a series of tweets that the iPhone maker “gives itself every advantage while stifling innovation and It hurts consumers.”

Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, criticized the fee Apple charges developers on Monday. software – including his Twitter business – for in-app purchases, and posted a meme suggesting he was willing to “go to war” rather than pay for it.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. He has already said that he 30% of purchases made on its App Store are used to protect consumers in areas such as fraud and privacy.

Spotify has previously filed complaints against Apple in several countries, alleging that the 30% charge has forced it to “artificially inflate” their own prices.

Ek tagged several sympathetic business leaders in his thread of 21 tweetsincluding Musk, Microsoft Chairman Brad Smith and Proton founder Andy Yen.

Ek tweeted that Apple only “gives consumers the illusion of choice and gives developers the illusion of control.”

“How much longer are we going to look the other way in the face of this threat to the future of the Internet? How many more consumers will be denied choice? Much has been said. Talk is helpful, but we need to act,” she wrote. (Reuters)

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