Apple’s lawsuit against Epic took an unexpected turn last week when the Cupertino-based company claimed that the real Epic’s antitrust trial lead is Microsoft and not the creator of Fortnite.
Apple even asked the judge to dismiss the testimony of a Microsoft witness, Xbox executive Lori Wright, saying she had nothing to do with the case. From Bloomberg, they claim that Apple Microsoft is use Epic as a workaholic
The iPhone maker made the allegations Wednesday night in a case asking a judge to make an adverse credibility finding against Lori Wright, an Xbox executive who testified at the trial on behalf of Epic. It would mean that the judge could ignore your testimony.
Apple had previously requested this decision, but increased its accusations in the new presentation. “A reasonable observer might wonder if Epic is serving Microsoft as a workhorse,” Apple said. “Microsoft has concealed the material discovery in this litigation by not appearing as a party or by sending a representative of the company to testify.
What Apple suggests is that Microsoft uses Epic to protect itself from public opinion, since he did not know what the consequences would be before the law and public opinion. Additionally, Microsoft has not shown internal communications with Epic at Apple’s request.
Apple, they claim that Epic used in the lawsuit both witnesses associated with Microsoft and his own, including Susan Athey of Stanford University, who made a large number of consulting jobs for Microsoft.
If Steve Ballmer was behind Microsoft, it would not be unreasonable to think that in the possibility suggested by Apple. However, I very much doubt that current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be able to get herself into such a mess even more when she really has nothing to gain or lose.
Most likely, Apple and Microsoft have reached an agreement on the commission that Apple earns through the App Store and the Mac App Store as he did a few years ago with Amazon.