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Spotify says Apple’s new Apple One bundles ‘threatens our collective freedoms to listen, learn, create, and connect’

2020 September 15
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Earlier today during the “Time Flies” event, Apple officially unveiled the rumored Apple One bundles. It’s three different options, each of which bundles Apple’s most popular services for various monthly prices.

Each monthly price is attached to a different package. The base Apple One bundle, for instance, offers up Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage for just $14.95 per month. The Premier Apple One bundle includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, 2TB of iCloud storage, Apple News+, and the brand new Apple Fitness+ for $29.95 per month. If you do plan on using all of these services, the bundles are absolutely worth considering.

Each of the Apple One bundles can also be used with Family Share, too, so up to six people can take advantage of all these services for the single monthly cost.

But Spotify is not pleased. The company, one of the largest music streaming services on the planet, released a statement on the Apple One bundles today (via Peter Kafka). They didn’t mince words, either, saying that Apple is still using its “dominant position” and “unfair practices” to “disadvantage competitors”. Here’s the full statement:

Once again, Apple is using its dominant position and unfair practices to disadvantage competitors and deprive consumers by favoring its own services. We call on competition authorities to act urgently to restrict Apple’s anti-competitive behavior, which if left unchecked, will cause irreparable harm to the developer community and threaten our collective freedoms to listen, learn, create, and connect.

Spotify’s displeasure with Apple Music is not a secret by any means. But what do you think of the company’s latest complaint against Apple’s new offerings?

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