Apple’s shift to focus on growing subscription revenues seems likely to be headed to a bigger regulatory confrontation in Europe. In the latest sign of growing tensions, today Nordic publishing giant Schibsted in support of that Apple is abusing the power of its App Store.
“Apple has tried to profile itself as a more ethical company in terms of data and privacy issues,” the letter says. “But from the perspective of free journalism, the company today constitutes a threat as big as Facebook and Google.”
In March, Spotify with the European Commission (EC), citing anti-competition practices and a business model that gives Apple an “unfair advantage.”
The letter today was signed by Anna Careborg and Lena K. Samuelsson, publishers at Schibsted titles Svenska Dagbladet and