A group of Apple’s critics, including Spotify and Epic Games, have joined a non-profit group that plans to advocate for legal and regulatory action to challenge the iPhone maker’s App Store practices.
Apple is asking a court to reject Epic Games’ latest bid to get Fortnite back on the App Store, saying the game maker is acting as “a saboteur, not a martyr” in its challenge to Apple’s payment system.
Apple has filed filed counterclaims against Fortnite creator Epic Games asking for lost App Store fees and other damages, and seeking an order to stop the game maker from operating its own in-app payment system.
Epic Games has has asked a court to stop what it saw as Apple’s retaliation against the Fortnite creator after the iPhone maker terminated Epic Games’ account on its App Store.
In challenging Apple’s App Store “monopoly”, Fortnite creator Epic Games has taken virtual combat from computer screens to boardroom. The outcome is difficult to predict. By Peter Alkema.
Facebook on Thursday said that Apple rejected its attempt to tell users the iPhone maker would take a 30% cut of sales in a new online events feature, forcing Facebook to remove the message.
Players of the popular game Fortnite on iPhones will not get updates after Epic Games on Wednesday decried Apple’s App Store “monopoly” and said it will not remove a direct payment feature it recently enabled.
Apple was spared from having to immediately reinstate Epic Games’ Fortnite on its App Store, an early court victory for the iPhone maker in an intensifying battle over the tolls charged to app makers.