Apple blocking Spotify update because it’s scared of the competition

We’re big into Spotify in our house. Since my wife got the service as part of her Vodafone contract she’s always upgraded with them purely to keep the deal. Now she’ll happily gobble through a massive 10GB monthly data plan just to get the inclusive Spotify offering for two years.

I’ve only got a 4GB data plan. Is that wrong?

Have I failed as a man by having a smaller package than my wife?

That’s probably worth another article.

Apple blocking Spotify update because its scared of the competition

Spotify is claiming that Apple are making it harder for them to compete by blocking a new iPhone app. Spotify have asked lawayers to pen a letter to Apple stating that the block is “causing grave harm to Spotify and its customers”. The rejection, according to Apple, is that Spotify needs to meet “business model rules” and must use the Apple billing system.

Spotify lawyer, Horacio Gutierrez, stated that …

This latest episode raises serious concerns under both U.S. and EU competition law. It continues a troubling pattern of behaviour by Apple to exclude and diminish the competitiveness of Spotify on iOS and as a rival to Apple Music, particularly when seen against the backdrop of Apple’s previous anticompetitive conduct aimed at Spotify … we cannot stand by as Apple uses the App Store approval process as a weapon to harm competitors.

Meanwhile Apple is said to be sniffing around Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service. Apparently this is so that Apple can get access to big names like Madonna and Kanye West. Tidal have denied the rumours.

Yes. Kanye West..
Apple blocking Spotify update because its scared of the competition