Both tech companies have declined to comment on the report. Apple has already rejected the allegations of Spotify. She argued that Spotify was really driven by "financial motivations" and wanted to benefit from the infrastructure of the App Store, without contributing. The company also rejected ideas that Apple Music was favored at the software level and even said Spotify had talked about AirPlay and Siri integrations.
App Store Developers Do not Just Have to Cut 30 Percent In the first year (1
There is no certainty that an investigation leads to what Spotify wants. However, a win for the company would have a significant impact on Apple. It may be necessary to reduce or eliminate the number of subscriptions, or to ensure that its devices can work just as well with third-party media services as they do with Apple's own. While potentially liberating for users, it could impact Apple's increasingly important services and force it to rely on the money from its burgeoning music, news and video offerings.