Epic Games vs. Apple Sentenced

Epic Games vs. Apple Sentenced

On Friday, September 10, a California court ruled that the company can no longer prevent developers from posting "buttons, external links" to third-party payment services in the App Store. The court issued a permanent injunction. It will come into effect in December.


The decision was made by US Federal Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers during a lawsuit between Apple and the developer of the popular game Fortnite - Epic Games. At the same time, Apple won 9 out of 10 points in the claim that Epic Games brought against it. The latter wanted through the courts to get permission to bypass Apple's payment system with its 30% commission for users of the game Fortnite. Epic Games also demanded that Apple be recognized as a monopoly, which could have dire consequences for the company.


The court refused to recognize Apple as a monopoly and dismissed all other Epic claims.


The New York Times calls the decision a serious blow and loss for Apple: the lost commission will affect the profits of the Californian company and can turn the online market worth $ 100 billion. come to an end.

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