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Apple insists its Apple One bundles service isn't unfair to Spotify

Apple has insisted it's new Apple One bundles service doesn't stop people from enjoying "alternatives" to "every one of their services".

The tech giant issued the statement as Spotify accused their rival of "using its dominant position and unfair practices to disadvantage competitors", as Apple Music, their biggest streaming rival, is included in the budget package.

The app has called on competition authorities to "restrict Apple's anti-competitive behaviour".

Spotify said: "Once again, Apple is using its dominant position and unfair practices to disadvantage competitors and deprive consumers by favouring its own services. We call on competition authorities to act urgently to restrict Apple's anti-competitive behaviour, which if left unchecked, will cause irreparable harm to the developer community and threaten our collective freedoms to listen, learn, create, and connect."

However, Apple claimed they simply intended Apple One to offer "great value for customers" and insisted they are not trying to poach their rivals' customers.

In a statement, they said: "Customers can discover and enjoy alternatives to every one of Apple's services. We're introducing Apple One because it is a great value for customers and a simple way to access the full range of Apple's subscription services. We'll be recommending the Apple One plan that saves you the most money based on the subscriptions you already have. It's perfect for anyone who loves any of our services and wants to get more for less, and it's especially great for families. Also select services included in Apple One are available to enjoy on non-Apple devices, and you can cancel anytime."

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