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another antitrust complaint has been lodged against apple this time from Spotify , music streaming services gone the European Union regulators over restrictions apple places on third party software developers like Spotify that want to put their apps on apple devices Spotify has several problems with apple but their biggest issue is the thirty percent cut apple generally takes from purchases made through those third party apps in other words if you spend one dollar through an app for your iPhone its developer takes seventy cents and apple takes the rest Spotify and other developers have long complained that they don't have to pass that cost back to consumers the only way around it they say is to not offer in app purchases in the first place for force consumers to buy things through another method like their laptop Spotify's lawyers argue that in their case it means that apple's own streaming service apple music is given an unfair advantage the US Supreme Court heard similar arguments against apple last November the court is expected to reach a decision by June