Apple dismissed on Friday Spotify's accusations of anticompetitive behaviour, saying the Swedish music streaming giant was trying to enjoy the benefits of its online market without paying the cost of its upkeep. Spotify filed a complaint with the EU Commission that took issue with restrictions Apple places on apps that don't use the payment system on its App Store, from which Apple takes a 30% cut. "At its core, the App Store is a safe, secure platform where users can have faith in the apps they discover and the transactions they make," said Apple. "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," it added. Spotify complained that paying the Apple fee made its charge to premium subscribers uncompetitive compared to Apple Music. But if it circumvented payment...

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