Simfy files antitrust complaint against Apple


Simfy, the Cologne based music streaming service, has recently submitted a complaint to Germany’s competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt. Simfy believes that Apple is purposely holding back the approval of their iPad app – probably because of Apple’s strategy in relation to their upcomming iCloud service. Simfy’s new app got stuck in the approval process for the App Store and Apple has not responded to Simfy’s inquiries. The young company waited over three months without getting useful info from the technology giant Apple.

Simfy’s CEO, Gerrit Schumann, just stated in a conversation with TheNextWeb: “We believe there is a connection between Apple’s iCloud development and their blocking our application”. He continued:”As we offer a true triple play streaming service (mobile, Web, desktop) – it seems Apple is worried about competition”.

Earlier this month Simfy has raised €10 million from existing investors. The fresh capital is going to be used for the further internationalization. Or maybe even for court costs?


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