US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Apple vs. Epic Games Case

The United States Supreme Court today declined to hear separate requests from both Apple and Epic Games in their long-standing lawsuit against each other with regards to App Store rules. Apple made the request in September 2023, asking the Supreme Court to hear its appeal about the portion of its legal dispute that was ruled […]

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Epic Games Wins Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Play Store

Epic Games has won its antitrust lawsuit against Google, after the nine-member jury in the case unanimously agreed that the tech giant abused its power by operating an app store monopoly and charging developers unduly high fees. The unanimous verdict came after three hours of deliberation following a four-week trial looking into Google’s Play store. […]

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Apple Appeals Epic Games Ruling Over ‘Anti-Steering’ Provisions to U.S. Supreme Court

Just a day after Epic Games appealed one portion of its legal dispute with Apple to the U.S. Supreme Court, Apple has now done the same for the portion that was ruled in Epic’s favor, reports Bloomberg. The dispute between Apple and Epic dates back to 2020 with Epic seeking to overturn Apple’s App Store […]

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Epic Games Asks Supreme Court to Hear Apple Case

Wednesday September 27, 2023 2:44 pm PDT by Juli Clover Epic Games today filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court, which basically means the company is asking the Supreme Court to make a ruling in its ongoing legal battle with Apple. The Supreme Court is the last stop for ‌Epic […]

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Apple Doesn’t Have to Change App Store Rules Yet, Rules Supreme Court in Ongoing Epic Dispute

Apple does not need to change its “anti-steering” App Store rules while its legal dispute with Epic Games continues to play out, the U.S. Supreme Court decided today. Apple can maintain the ‌App Store‌ rules as is while the Supreme Court considers its appeal, according to Bloomberg Law. Apple’s anti-steering rules prevent developers from directing […]

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Judge Lets Apple Further Delay Implementing App Store Rule Changes From Ongoing Epic Dispute

Apple does not yet have to implement changes to its “anti-steering” App Store rules that would allow developers to direct customers to purchase options outside the ‌App Store‌. As noted by The Verge, Apple was today granted a motion that prevents it from having to make ‌App Store‌ changes for 90 days, giving the company […]

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Epic Games Loses Again in Battle With Apple Over App Store Rules

Epic Games and Apple have been fighting over Apple’s App Store rules since 2020, when ‌Epic Games‌ opted to blatantly violate the guidelines that prevent apps from avoiding the in-app purchase system. ‌Epic Games‌ did so with the aim of kicking off a long legal battle, but it has not gone in Epic’s favor. In […]

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Teases Fortnite Returning to iOS in 2023 As Legal Battle Continues

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has teased a return of Fortnite to iOS in 2023, nearly three years after the best-selling game was removed from the App Store for violating platform rules, marking the start of a contentious and high-profile legal battle. In a tweet to celebrate the new year, Sweeney said, “Next year on […]

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Apple and Epic Games Return to Court to Fight Over App Store Rules

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic Games resumed today, with lawyers for both companies meeting in the United States Court of Appeals to attempt to get the initial ruling from last year overturned. The ‌Epic Games‌ v. Apple saga started way back in 2020 when ‌Epic Games‌ started allowing Fortnite players to make […]

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Criticizes Apple Over App Store Price Increases

Apple is today beginning to implement App Store pricing increases across all territories and countries that use the euro, with the hike attributed to the euro’s weakness against the U.S. dollar. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, whose company is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Apple, spoke up on the price update and said […]

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Apple Argues to Get App Store Injunction Thrown Out in Epic v. Apple Appeal

Apple today submitted its final filing in the ongoing Apple v. Epic legal battle, which is playing out in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Both Apple and Epic Games chose to appeal the original ruling as neither company was satisfied with the outcome. The appeal battle has been ongoing since […]

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Calls Apple’s App Store a ‘Disservice to Developers’

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has called Apple’s App Store, which has helped app makers earn over $260 billion since its launch, a “disservice to developers” that forces them to treat their apps as “sub-par.” Sweeney made the comments in an exclusive interview with the Financial Times, where he repeated ‌Epic Games‌’ previous talking points […]

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Epic Games Says Court ‘Reached the Wrong Answer’ and Made ‘Multiple Legal Errors’ in Apple Fight

Epic Games and Apple are continuing with their legal dispute, and today, ‌Epic Games‌ filed its Appeal Reply and Cross-Appeal Response Brief, following Apple’s appeal filing back in March. In the filing, ‌Epic Games‌ reiterates many of the same arguments that it made during the trial. The company believes that the district court “reached the […]

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Epic Lost Trial Due to Flawed Argument, Not Legal Error, Apple Says in Appeals Filing

Apple’s legal battle with Epic Games is continuing on, and today, the Cupertino company filed an opening brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Both Apple and ‌Epic Games‌ opted to appeal the original ruling in the Epic Games v. Apple case as neither company was satisfied with the outcome. […]

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Hands On: Testing Fortnite on iOS Using GeForce NOW

Fortnite has been unavailable to play on the iPhone and iPad since Apple banned it from the App Store in August 2020 amid an ongoing legal battle with Epic Games, but the battle royale game coming back to iOS devices thanks to Nvidia’s GeForce NOW gaming service. [embedded content] GeForce NOW is a browser-based gaming […]

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Epic vs. Apple Takes a Twist As Dozens of US States Weigh in to Back ‘Fortnite’ Maker

Apple is stifling competition with its monopoly on app distribution through the App Store, attorneys general for 34 states and the District of Columbia told an appeals court on Thursday. The joint statement was submitted into the appeals process that is ongoing following the judge’s decision in the Epic v. Apple lawsuit, with the attorneys […]

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Epic Games Appeals Ruling in Apple Lawsuit, Claims Court Made Errors

Epic Games today kicked off its appeal of the judge’s decision in the Epic v. Apple lawsuit, filing an opening brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Both Apple and ‌Epic Games‌ have decided to appeal the original ruling as neither company was satisfied with the outcome. ‌Epic Games‌ wanted […]

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Fortnite Coming Back to iOS Soon Thanks to Nvidia’s GeForce NOW Service

With the Apple vs. Epic Games lawsuit continuing on, there are no signs that Apple has any intention of allowing popular battle royale game Fortnite to return to the App Store on iPhone and iPad. ‌Epic Games‌ has found a workaround though, by partnering up with Nvidia. GeForce NOW, Nvidia’s streaming gaming service, will soon […]

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Apple Wins Stay in Epic Case, Won’t Have to Implement App Store Changes Tomorrow

Apple has successfully won a stay on an injunction that would have required it to make sweeping App Store changes as soon as December 9, so for the time being, Apple can continue to require developers to use its in-app purchase system without offering alternatives. The judge in the ongoing Epic v. Apple lawsuit had […]

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Department of Justice Exploring Apple’s Treatment of ‘Roblox’ Game in Antitrust Investigation

The United States Justice Department is investigating Apple for antitrust issues, and Roblox is an area of interest for prosecutors attempting to put together a case, reports The Information. Investigators are looking for situations where Apple is unevenly enforcing rules for app developers, and Roblox is an area of interest because of the way the […]

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