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Apple May Face Antitrust Complaint as EU Steps Up Spotify Probe

  • EU is looking at how Apple treats services using the App Store
  • U.K. announced its own probe into the iPhone maker on Thursday
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The European Union may soon escalate its probe into how Apple Inc. allegedly squeezes rival music-streaming service Spotify Technology SA, according to three people with knowledge of the case.

The European Commission is working on a so-called statement of objections laying out antitrust issues into Apple’s treatment of Spotify on its App Store, the people said, on condition of anonymity. While regulators have been gathering information for the document in recent weeks, it isn’t likely to be sent imminently, two people said. One person said it could come as soon as March.