One must make the beginning, if something is to be changed. In this case, the music streaming service Spotify is this courageous step. Spotify has submitted to the EU Commission a formal complaint against Apple. The charge is unfair competition. In essence, it means that Apple wants to make money from the subscription Revenues, providers such as Spotify on your iPhone and iPad take Apps. This is not unusual, but Apple operates the App Store, but with its iTunes Store at the same time in direct competition. And is distorted by these duties, which do not exist in Android-competitive system of Google in the Form of solid.
Spotify defends itself against Apple, to the right
Through Apple's conduct only Spotify is not angry. The conditions relate to other music streaming providers such as Deezer, as well, even if you do not want to participate in the appeal. But above all, millions of iPhone - and iPad-owners hostage. Because Apple's competitors would prefer to do without, subscriptions via the Apps to handle, have to do without the user comfort. So you can, for example, neither in the Amazon App a Kindle eBook to buy about the program from Audible audiobook purchase. To do this, the Browser must be started. I purchased it for. For iTunes App from Apple, this limitation does not apply. The next Song, or the latest radio play is just a tap away. While Netflix is no longer possible directly from the iPhone App and subscribe, this will be no Problem, if Apple is launching soon its own video service. And also in the Expansion of the Apple News, it would be helpful to both the platform as well as the service you have requested.
penalties from the EU Commission are an effective tool to protect smaller providers against the major platform operators
4.7 billion euros: Thus, the sentence imposed by the EU Commission against Google is because the company with the Android operating system its market power in the mobile sector is abused. Previously, previously, the Europeans had pronounced a sentence of 2.4 billion, because Google has preferred the view of the competition authorities in search results their own Ads. A global group, which is the most powerful in the Christmas quarter to a net profit of almost nine billion dollars, not drive such penalties in the Ruin, painful they are, nevertheless, and thus to protect an effective tool, less strong participant in the digital markets.
The long Arm of Apple reaches far and wide. The delivery of Updates may be delayed. Or the Apps not only reach to the latest products such as Apple's HomePod, or Apple Watch. There are many ways, with competitors to deal. The most recently reported quarterly profit of Apple was at $ 20 billion. Only for the case of Brussels is looking for a guideline.