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Apple’s EU Battles Set to Heat Up as Epic U.S. Trial Plays Out

  • Bloc’s antitrust chief says Apple Pay probe is advanced
  • Investigation would add second front to EU antitrust action
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While Apple Inc.’s attentions turned to a California court clash with Epic Games Inc., Europe’s top antitrust enforcer issued a reminder that the tech giant’s legal battles across the Atlantic are also heating up.

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager warned that a probe into the company’s Apple Pay product is moving ahead on top of an investigation -- escalated last month -- into how the iPhone maker requires software developers to use its in-app purchasing system.