Yesterday during Apple’s Time Flies event, the company unveiled its subscription bundle, the Apple One. Basically, this subscription bundle(s) combines various Apple subscription services into several different packages that are much more affordable than if you were to buy them a la carte.
However, it appears that while this sounds great for consumers, Spotify isn’t too thrilled by it. In a statement made by Spotify to AppleInsider, the company said, “Once again, Apple is using its dominant position and unfair practices to disadvantage competitors and deprive consumers by favoring its own services.” They also called on regulators to “urgently restrict” Apple’s behavior.
In response to Spotify’s comments, Apple released their own statement to Reuters reporter Stephen Nellis in which they said, “Customers can discover and enjoy alternatives to every one of Apple’s services. We’re introducing Apple One because it is a great value for customers and a simple way to access the full range of Apple’s subscription services.”
Spotify and Apple don’t exactly have the best relationship as the company has lambasted Apple in the past over the cut it takes from in-app purchases. Unsurprisingly, Spotify had also thrown their support behind Epic in the current legal battle between Epic and Apple over Fortnite’s in-app purchases.