Apple put through the wringer by Spotify and Tile in Senate hearing
In a contentious hearing Wednesday, Apple fended off complaints from Spotify, Tile, Match Group, and several senators over competition on its App Store.
Minnesota Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar said, in her opening remarks, that she isn’t “angry about success.”
“We simply want to make sure that capitalism keeps going in a strong, strong way,” she said, adding, that in this situation, it “doesn’t seem like that’s happening.”
Anyone who owns an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch has to get their mobile apps through the Apple-owned App Store. Its standard fee is 30 percent of App Store sales, making it billions of dollars. Developers