First Ring Daily Live: Apple Responds, We Probably Offend

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 5 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Apple responds to Spotify, Brad gets hailed, and Paul hopefully doesn’t offend.

Come to our event in NYC, on March 26th, it’s free, probably fun, and will be a good time.

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6 responses to “First Ring Daily Live: Apple Responds, We Probably Offend”

  1. nbplopes

    It’s common practice for retailers to offer their own products in their stores.

    I am not saying that it’s good or bad. Just saying that this is common practice for centuries.

    The question is “should it be legal for retailers to offer their own products along side others in the ir stores?” In other words, to compete with other in their own stores?

    Microsoft does it for instance. Amazon does it also. Heck, supermarket chains do it. All sorts of goods, from electronics, clothes to bananas.

    If yes. What would be the conditions in order to keep it fair play?

    In what way subscriptions services change this? Say app subscriptions, shod be treated differently to say, video streaming subscriptions?

    Isnt the ability to inform the user with alternative forms of payment by the means of email a good compromise?


    PS: What if Spotify decides also to be a record / producer label. Should it be allowed? What about Netflix, they are offering their own stuff along side others. Can they do it because it’s part os subscription? What if it was an extra?

    The App Store it’s not just a directory of apps. It’s indeed a store that sells apps and digital services.

    In what way is Apple doing anything different from all others in this context?

  2. ruusterc

    This is an anti trust issue i don't have an issue with apples app store not letting us get apps from other places but with that comes great responsibility part of that is keeping competition fair and charging 15 percent to Spotify is anti competitive apple should have the policy that if an app competes with them they don't pay the subscription tariff that apple imposes that would make it fair

  3. Daekar


    If you would like to continue streaming from OneDrive, you can try Cloudplayer... at least on Android, not sure if they're on iOS.

    You can stream from OneDrive, Google Drive, & Dropbox, might be worth a look.

  4. navarac

    Apple .... I'm proud to say I have never contributed to Apples's coffers, and never will out of principle.

  5. reefer2

    Very good episode and Paul is absolutely right, Apple needs to be called out for their super-excessive greedy behaviour and not only on their app store.

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