Spotify files complaint against Apple over ‘unfair’ App Store rules

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Music streaming service Spotify has filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission over App Store rules that give Apple an “unfair advantage at every turn,” the company CEO Daniel Ek announced in a blog post Wednesday.

In the post, Ek claims that Apple’s App Store rules make it hard for Spotify to compete with Apple’s own Apple Music on a level playing field.

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“Apple requires that Spotify and other digital services pay a 30% tax on purchases made through Apple’s payment system, including upgrading from our Free to our Premium service. If we pay this tax, it would force us to artificially inflate the price of our Premium membership well above the price of Apple Music,” writes Ek.  Read more…

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