Spotify, Meta, and other Big Tech companies are accusing Apple of unfair and anti-competitive practices that prioritize Apple's business over their own.
The backlash against Apple is increasing as the company pushes to make more money from its software services like App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, and others.
Spotify has spoken out against Apple after the launch of its new audiobooks feature, alleging that Apple is violating its terms and not allowing a button in its app for users to get an email with specific details on how to purchase a particular audiobook outside the app.
Apple is facing backlash from its Big Tech competitors, particularly Spotify, for what they allege are anti-competitive practices.
Apple's push to make money from its software services, including the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, and others, has fueled this backlash.
Spotify has accused Apple of not allowing users to purchase audiobooks outside of the app and not allowing a button for them to receive specific purchase details.
Other Big Tech players, such as Meta, have also criticized Apple for its rules around advertising revenue.
Despite this criticism, developers have limited space to push back against Apple's rules.
As The Verge notes, "the changes have big ramifications for developers, either forcing them to share more of their money with Apple or deal with ads they don't like."