Apple blocked Spotify’s newest EU replace, once more

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Spotify submitted a brand new model of its iOS app with in-app pricing data for customers within the European Union about how a lot they’ll pay for subscriptions made exterior of Apple’s cost system — however Apple has stonewalled it once more.

Spotify says Apple rejected the request as a result of it gained’t request an entitlement and pay Apple the fee it takes from purchases produced from exterior hyperlinks. As a part of an EU ruling from earlier this 12 months, Apple should enable music streaming apps to incorporate exterior buy hyperlinks. Nevertheless, Apple’s up to date guidelines say app builders might want to use the Music Streaming Companies Entitlement and that it’s nonetheless taking a fee from these purchases.

Apple spokesperson Hannah Smith offered the message despatched from…

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