Apple and Epic Games are finding out the relationship in a federal court, which is trying to figure out whether to recover the popular game Fortnite in the App Store. This case is part of a larger antitrust litigation that could change a key part of the application ecosystem.
Epic Games is trying to get an interim court order, which will force Apple to restore Fortnite in its App Store application store. The game Fortnite was removed from the App Store a couple of months ago for violating the terms of the store, as developers have offered to pay for purchases directly without a commission from Apple.
Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California did not name the time frame for decision. However, she added that the case had to be tried by a jury, which would not happen until July 2021.
Apple believes that the CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney (Tim Sweeney) is trying to lead a developer riot, which undermines the basis of the business model of Apple. Epic Games, however, claims that Apple is a monopolist and a liar.
Epic Games, Spotify and other companies have teamed up to promote reforms in mobile app store policy, rather than just rely on lawsuits.