If Spotify finds the App Store deal so unethical, there’s an easy solution: Pull down the Spotify App from the App Store. They can leave any time.
You’ll remember that The Verge ran the leak of Spotify’s agreement with Sony Music. Now The Verge is running a story about subscriptions to the Spotify app from Apple’s App Store:
Spotify is trying to raise awareness around the fact that it’s cheaper to subscribe on the web instead of through Apple’s App Store. The leading subscription music service plans to email iPhone customers the below note encouraging them, if they haven’t already, to start paying at Spotify.com and save a few dollars. “In case you didn’t know, the normal Premium price is only $9.99, but Apple charges 30 percent on all payments made through iTunes,” the email blast reads. “You can get the exact same Spotify for only $9.99/month, and it’s super simple.”
Here’s the actual emails:
Quick–based on what you just read, who sets the price for the Spotify subscription through the App Store? Apple or Spotify?
I bet you…
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