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Who are you siding with in the Spotify-Apple antitrust war?

Earlier this week, Spotify filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Apple, claiming that the company – which runs the App Store for iOS software – treats rivals to its own services unfairly, with a range of restrictions and demands.

Naturally, with more than 200 million users worldwide, Spotify was able to get Apple’s attention. The iPhone maker has since responded with a scathing statement that made Spotify look stupid, and a touch deceitful. At the same time, Spotify makes some good points, and it’s awfully hard to pick a side (though you absolutely don’t have to). Here’s why.

Let’s quickly recap Spotify’s bones of contemption. It said that Apple demands a 30-percent cut of revenue earned through in-app purchases – and that Apple Music isn’t subject to that, which is unfair.

Spotify is tired of paying the 'Apple tax'