Request Apple vs. Epic games For the practices that led to the removal of the developer’s games from the App Store, it will continue in court on May 3, after a pre-hearing at the end of last year. This meeting will be key to Apple’s defense, and much of it is in the hands of Tim Cook.
Thanks to Apple insider has been published, the opinion of a judge on the 7 hour deposit to be made by Tim Cook, for the next case against Epic Games.
Apple and Epic Games return to court
Even if Apple lawyers demanded that Cook be excused for his statement, Federal Judge Thomas S. Hixson disagreed with Apple’s legal argument, saying that “Limits the duration of a deposit instead of banning it entirely” The judge also found that Apple’s offer in compromise of a four-hour filing was inappropriate because the deal is “less than it looks.”
“The facts of the case go far beyond the historical facts about what happened and when. There really isn’t anyone like the CEO of Apple who can attest to how Apple sees competition in these different markets that are essential to its business model.
In August 2020, Epic Games updated “Fortnite” to include a new optional payment method. After several warnings, Apple removed the game from the App Store, citing the requirement that all in-app purchases must go through the store’s payment mechanism. Finally, “Fortnite” has been banned from the App Store and Epic Games has filed a lawsuit, accusing Apple of “antitrust behavior”.
In an initial court meeting, Apple alleged a breach of contract and the case in the case is ongoing. The judge in the case assured that “Epic’s tactics against Apple hadn’t been fair”. However, this was only the beginning and the resolution of this long story will be known in a few months.