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Apple blocked Spotify’s latest EU update, again

Image: Cath Virginia / The Verge

Spotify submitted a new version of its iOS app with in-app pricing information for users in the European Union about how much they’ll pay for subscriptions made outside of Apple’s payment system — but Apple has stonewalled it again.
Spotify says Apple rejected the request because it won’t request an entitlement and pay Apple the commission it takes from purchases made from external links. As part of an EU ruling from earlier this year, Apple must allow music streaming apps to include external purchase links. However, Apple’s updated rules say app developers will need to use the Music Streaming Services Entitlement and that it’s still taking a commission from these purchases.
Apple spokesperson Hannah Smith provided the message sent from…

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