Why does Epic Games consider Apple a monopolist and a liar?

Why does Epic Games consider Apple a monopolist and a liar?

Since the beginning of the current litigation between Epic Games and Apple, the first to try to convince Judge Gonzalez Rogers to admit that Apple’s policy regarding its App Store is illegal. In fact, Epic wants the court to recognize Apple as a monopolist, which takes a huge commission of 30% from all gaming purchases and does not allow developers to sell content to players directly cheaper.

On Friday, Epic filed a new motion for a preliminary injunction against Apple. In the document Epic points to “a clear lie, which adheres to Apple to expose Epic in a bad light”. For example, Apple claims that Epic has removed the ability to make in-game payments from Fortnite through the App Store. But Epic Games specifies that this is not true, because developers have offered players their payment system in parallel with payment through the App Store. And this possibility remained in the game, until Apple removed it from the App Store.

Also Apple said that the update of August 13 has gaps in the security system. However, Epic noted that Apple has not been able to provide any evidence of the existence of these security threats. Apple is breaking off all remaining links with Epic Games. How to save access to Epic Games after disabling the option “Log in with Apple”.

According to Epic lawyers, Apple’s claim that Epic has filed a lawsuit against her to revive her declining interest in Fortnite is not true. Epic clarifies: Apple has published information that from October last year to July 2020 interest in Fortnite has decreased by 70%. But Apple specifically chose this time period, starting with October 2019, when Epic held an in-game event that attracted huge attention from players around the world. In fact, during this period, the number of Fortnite users has increased, and the popularity of the game has increased.

In a petition Epic informs the court that it “hopes to demonstrate in court the illegality of Apple’s behavior.

Note that Earlier Apple said that Epic Games organized a covert attack on the App Store, acting like Robin Hood.


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