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Apple tore into Spotify in response to the music streaming service’s EU antitrust complaint.
Apple said Spotify wants to keep all the benefits of a free app on the App Store, without being free.
The iPhone maker said Spotify “wraps its financial motivations in misleading rhetoric” and its treatment of artists is a “damaging step backwards for the music industry.”
Spotify did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

Apple has torn into Spotify in a response to the music streaming service’s EU antitrust complaint.

In a long statement published on its website, Apple laid out why it thinks Spotify wants to keep all the benefits of a free app on the App Store, without being free.

“After using the App Store for years to dramatically grow their business, Spotify seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store ecosystem — including the substantial revenue that they draw from the App Store’s customers — without making any contributions to that marketplace,” Apple said.

It comes after Spotify announced on Wednesday that it had filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with Europe’s competition watchdog, arguing that the way it runs the App Store is anti-competitive.

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