A U.S. judge has ordered Apple CEO Tim Cook and vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi to testify in the lawsuit following Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple. Apple to make appearance with documents on how App Store works, according to reports Appleinsider.
In August 2020, Epic’s game Fortnite was banned from Apple’s App Store after the developer released a version that purposely violated the store’s payment rules. Epic sued Apple, which quickly returned the lawsuit and now accuses the company of having a monopoly.
Apple said Cook would attend the trial, but requested that his statement be limited to four hours. The company also requested that Federighi be replaced by Eric Neuenshwander, justifying that he is the manager of the App Store.
The judge denied both requests and said Cook’s deadline will be decided once Epic receives the requested documents from Apple. According to the ruling, Federighi will also have to attend if Epic deems it more relevant.
The trial is expected to begin in July 2021.
Original article published in MacWorld Sweden.