Apple Faces €1.8 Billion Antitrust Fine Over Spotify Complaint

Apple Faces €1.8 Billion Antitrust Fine Over Spotify Complaint

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In March of this year, Apple was hit with a massive €1.8 billion ($2 billion) fine due to a complaint initially filed by Spotify in 2019.

The complaint was straightforward: Apple imposed a 30% tax on app makers when users subscribe to their service for the first year and 15% for subsequent years.

This gave Apple an unfair advantage over Spotify, as the latter had to increase subscription costs to cover the tax.

Apple Faces €1.8 Billion Antitrust Fine Over Spotify Complaint

However, Apple is not just accepting the fine. Bloomberg reported that Apple has filed a lawsuit with the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg to attempt to overturn the hefty fine.

Apple argues that the European Commission has not provided reliable evidence that its App Store policies harmed consumers.

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