STOCKHOLM: Spotify CEO Daniel Ek renewed his attack on Apple on Wednesday through a series of tweets alleging the iPhone maker “gives itself every advantage while at the same time stifling innovation and hurting consumers”.

On Monday, Elon Musk criticised the fee Apple charges software developers, including Twitter, for in-app purchases, and posted a meme suggesting he was willing to “go to war” rather than pay the levy.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. It said earlier this week that the commissions it gets help to fund reviews of apps to ensure consumers are not exposed to fraud, pornography or privacy-intrusion.

Spotify has previously submitted antitrust complaints against Apple’s policies with the European Commission.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2022

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