EU says Apple breached antitrust regulation in Spotify case, however ultimate ruling but to return

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The EU has up to date its antitrust case in opposition to Apple and the management it wields over music streaming providers on iOS with doubtlessly excellent news for complainant Spotify.

The European Fee, the EU physique investigating the costs, says Apple breached antitrust legal guidelines by stopping rival music corporations like Spotify from promoting the place and the way customers might subscribe to their apps. This replace to the case doesn’t represent a ultimate ruling, and it’s now as much as Apple to marshal a protection and show the costs incorrect.

Spotify first made a grievance in opposition to Apple in 2019, with the European Fee opening an investigation in 2020. The Fee issued an preliminary “assertion of objections” in opposition to Apple in 2021, laying out the potential breaches of…

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