Apple Cops Shazam For Over 5 Billion Rands 25th September 2018 HYPE Play Apple has just acquired the musical identifying app called Shazam for a reported $400 million USD which is about R5 749 140 000,00. This was first announced in December 2017 but is now official. Its also been said that Apple will make the app ad-free for all users, including Android. The deal was part of a bidding war between Apple and Snap, whose app Snapchat has integrated Shazam into its interface. It has been rumored that Apple will plan on integrating the feature into its iOS operating system.