Apple and Spotify are in a bit of a tense issue as Apple denied the latter app’s update earlier this week. On the grounds that it violates “business model rules,” the technology company wants Spotify to use Apple’s billing system to sell their subscriptions.

“This latest episode raises serious concerns under both U.S. and EU competition law. It continues a troubling pattern of behavior 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.”

The letter Spotify sent to Apple disputing their decision and citing unfair competition to Apple Music has circulated to the government, who have stepped into the debate.

“Google, Apple and Amazon have created disruptive technologies that changed the world, and … they deserve to be highly profitable and successful,” said US Senator Elizabeth Warren in an article from ReCode. “But the opportunity to compete must remain open for new entrants and smaller competitors that want their chance to change the world again.”

Apple has reached 15 million subscribers in the year they’ve been around, with Spotify at 30 million. The former plans to release a redesign of heir platform in the fall.


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