Spotify Says Apple One Bundle Will Cause 'Irreparable Harm to Developer Community'

Apple today announced Apple One, a series of new subscription bundles that provide access to various Apple services at a combined monthly price.

apple one prices
In response, Spotify sent out statements (via Peter Kafka) to the press decrying Apple's anti-competitive behavior and calling on "competition authorities" to stop Apple before it is able to cause "irreparable harm" to developers.

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.

There are three separate ‌Apple One‌ plans that start at $14.95 per month. The standard plan includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage. Individually, these services would be priced at $21, so customers are saving $6 per month.

The Family ‌Apple One‌ plan includes ‌Apple Music‌, ‌Apple TV+‌, ‌Apple Arcade‌, and 200GB of ‌iCloud‌ storage for $19.95 per month, and all of the services can be shared among up to six family members. Individually, these services would be priced at $27.96.

The Premier ‌Apple One‌ plan, priced at $29.95 per month, includes ‌Apple Music‌, ‌Apple TV+‌, ‌Apple Arcade‌, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of ‌iCloud‌ storage, which can be shared among up to six family members. The Premier plan offers the greatest savings as these services would be priced at $54.94 individually.

Spotify has long been unhappy with ‌Apple Music‌ as it is installed by default on iPhones and it also does not require extra fees for customers who purchase a subscription on an Apple device. Spotify, meanwhile, has to pay Apple's 30 percent cut to provide access to a premium subscription purchase on an Apple device.

Top Rated Comments

Rudy69 Avatar
8 months ago
How is it different than something like Amazon Prime?
Score: 128 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
8 months ago
If this is anti-competitive, then so is Amazon prime, and so is Spotify. Spotify has several partners that get you free months, or free unlimited access to their premium subscriptions if you have a certain carrier, or you buy a certain vehicle, etc. How is this any different?
Maybe Spotify should partner with epic games and make some type of fortnight Spotify premium service.
Score: 88 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Harrycooke Avatar
8 months ago

How is it different than something like Amazon Prime?
Yeah, I don’t really see the difference. I guess it’s fashionable to *try* and tear down Apple these days.
Score: 73 Votes (Like | Disagree)
G5isAlive Avatar
8 months ago
Too funny. You knew Spotify was getting jealous over the attention Epic was getting.
Score: 72 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Orizaba Avatar
8 months ago
2TB should be included in the family bundle...
Score: 61 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nogi Memes Avatar
8 months ago
Apple One is very consumer friendly. There is no law that says Spotify needs to be coddled. They can develop their own smartphone and service bundle if they want.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Top Stories 57 Feature

Top Stories: Apple Event Next Tuesday, Mini-LED iPad Pro, iPhone Rumors

Saturday April 17, 2021 6:00 am PDT by
It feels like we've been waiting forever for new Apple products, but the wait is almost over as Apple has announced a media event for next Tuesday, so make sure to tune into MacRumors for full coverage of everything Apple announces. While that was the big news this week, we also got some new details on Apple's iPhone plans for 2022 and 2023 courtesy of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and we also saw...
flat imac 3d 3 teal

Reliable Leaker Hints Redesigned Colorful iMac to Debut at 'Spring Loaded' Event

Saturday April 17, 2021 4:43 am PDT by
Reliable leaker known as l0vetodream has hinted that Apple may debut its rumored redesigned and colorful iMac at its "Spring Loaded" event on Tuesday, April 20. In a tweet, the leaker posted an image of Apple's logo used for marketing the upcoming event and an image of the retro rainbow Apple logo alongside the colorful lineup of G3 iMacs. Apple leaker Jon Prosser previously reported that...
duan rui iphone 12 13 notch

New Images Show Smaller iPhone 13 Notch Compared to iPhone 12

Saturday April 17, 2021 11:38 pm PDT by
Leaker known as "DuanRui" has shared more images that could give us our best look yet at Apple's redesigned notch for the iPhone 13. The new pictures follow similar images shared by the leaker last week, but the latest shots include a comparison with the existing iPhone 12 notch. DuanRui posted three images on Twitter that apparently originate from Weibo, although source details remain...
iPad Pro Feature Orange

Wedbush Analysts Say 'Spring Loaded' Event Will Debut New iPads With 'Modest Price Increase,' Along With 'a Few Surprises'

Monday April 19, 2021 6:37 am PDT by
Apple is planning to launch a new entry-level iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Pro at its "Spring Loaded" event tomorrow, along with "a few surprises," according to Wedbush analysts. In a new note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Wedbush analysts Daniel Ives and Strecker Backe explained that the iPad will be the main focus of Apple's "Spring Loaded" event, with new entry-level iPad, iPad mini, and ...
important battery message iphone 11

Some iPhone 11 Users Seeing Increased Battery Health Percentages After iOS 14.5 Recalibration Process

Friday April 16, 2021 6:32 am PDT by
In the sixth beta of iOS 14.5, Apple introduced a recalibration process for the battery health reporting system on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max to address inaccurate battery health estimates for some users. Apple said this process might take a few weeks to be completed, and now that two weeks have passed since the sixth beta of iOS 14.5 was released, some users are...
third gen Apple pencil leaked video

Video of Alleged Third-Generation Apple Pencil Leaks Ahead of Apple Event

Friday April 16, 2021 6:13 am PDT by
A video purporting to be of the third-generation Apple Pencil has today been shared online, showing a glossy finish that mirrors previous leaks. New ✏️ ready to 🚢 #AppleEvent @TommyBo50387266 pic.twitter.com/s4RCDwDi5M— 漢尼斯·拉斯納 🇨🇳 (@ileakeer) April 16, 2021 The brief video from Twitter account @ileakeer, spotted by 9to5Mac, shows an Apple Pencil with a glossy finish much like the...
iPad Pro

New 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Will Be 0.5mm Thicker to Accommodate Mini-LED Display

Monday April 19, 2021 11:30 am PDT by
The upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be thicker than the previous-generation version, likely due to the inclusion of the mini-LED display. We've heard several rumors about the change in thickness, and now leaked design images have confirmed it. A source that designs accessories for Apple devices sent MacRumors a series of photos that feature exact dimensions for the new iPad Pro models, and...
parler app

Apple Approves Parler to Return to App Store

Monday April 19, 2021 7:51 am PDT by
Following the removal of the app in January, Apple will now allow the social media app Parler to return to the App Store following changes to how the social media network moderates content, CNN reports. On April 14, in a letter to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck obtained by CNN, Apple said that the app has improved the way it moderates content, and says those changes are "sufficient" for it...
iphone 12 120hz thumbnail feature

LTPO Displays Supporting 120Hz Refresh Rates Again Rumored for iPhone 13 Pro Models

Friday April 16, 2021 10:01 am PDT by
The two higher-end "iPhone 13 Pro" models that are coming in 2021 are expected to use LTPO display technology to enable 120Hz refresh rates, according to display analyst Ross Young. Young reaffirmed the detail in a tweet that said he'd heard rumors about only one model featuring LTPO, which he says is inaccurate. Heard some rumors in the industry and media that there would only be one ...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With Anker's MagSafe-Compatible Battery Pack

Thursday April 15, 2021 9:39 am PDT by
Anker, a company known for its range of accessories designed for Apple products, recently came out with one of the first MagSafe-compatible battery packs, so we thought we'd check it out to see how it compares to a standard battery pack. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, Anker's power bank looks like a typical battery pack, but it has magnets built in...