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Apple fires back at Spotify over app update dispute

By on June 1, 2016

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Apple has fired back after Spotify took the company to task for rejecting an app update.

In a letter sent by Apple’s top lawyer, the Cupertino company accuses the music streaming platform of asking for special treatment while blasting it for “rumors and half-truths.”

In the letter, first reported by BuzzFeed, Apple’s General Counsel Bruce Sewell notes that Spotify has “benefited enormously” from Apple’s App Store and asks the company to update its app to bring it in line with the App Store’s developer guidelines.

The spat stems from a rejected App Store update to the Spotify app. Spotify apparently offered a promotion to users who signed up for the service on its website rather than within the app, which would require the music streaming company to share some of the revenue with Apple.