After the verdict for the Apple vs. Epic Games lawsuit was announced, the latter’s CEO, Tim Sweeney, said the ruling wasn’t “a win for developers or for consumers” and added he would continue questioning Apple’s unfair policies. In a renewed attack on Apple, Sweeney has called for a single, universal App Store that caters to all platforms.
Epic Games vs Apple
Apple won the trial against Epic Games for breaching the App Store rules. Still, judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that the company must allow developers to add links and buttons for external IAP options in their iOS apps. Apple was ordered to comply with the court rules within 90 days of the judgment being passed. However, the company requested a stay on the injunction as it wanted more time to figure out how to comply with the ruling and until all pending cases in the Epic lawsuit were finished.
Epic Games has asked Apple to reinstate its App Store developer account and put Fornite back on the App Store in South Korea. The move comes following the passing of a bill in South Korea that allows alternative payment methods in app stores from Apple and Google.
Craig Federighi was on the stand today at the Epic Games vs. Apple trial. During the session, Craig was asked if Mac has any level of threat, to which he replied that Mac currently has a level of malware that Apple “does not find acceptable.”
Apple earns a commission out of every in-app purchase on its devices, including iPhone, iPad, and even Macs. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple earned over $100 million in commission from Epic Game’s Fortnite sales when the game was available on the App Store.
Ever since Epic Games got into a fight against Apple over the App Store fees, the company has claimed that the fight is about the “basic freedom” of consumers and distributors alike. This was also why Epic Games was not interested in a special deal just for itself on the App Store. However, in his testimony against Apple, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney confirmed that he would have taken a special deal from Apple for lower App Store fees.
It’s finally happening. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has set a date of May 3 for the court hearing for the Epic Games versus Apple antitrust lawsuit.
A new report in Epic vs Apple legal battle details that the company is trying to seek testimony from Apple’s former iOS software chief, Scott Forstall.
Epic Games, developer of the widely popular game Fortnite, has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in the European Union.
After Apple booted Fortnite from the App Store, Epic Games ran a #FreeFortnite campaign. Building further on that campaign, Epic Games has teamed up with Samsung to send “Free Fortnite” goodies to influencers.