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Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, pledges to fight Apple’s antitrust ruling at appeal hearing

Epic Games will attempt Monday to overturn parts of a court ruling in an antitrust lawsuit last year that overwhelmingly favored Apple.


The ‘Fortnite’ creator sued Apple in 2020, alleging the iPhone maker’s App Store rules, under which software developers must pay commissions of up to 30% on in-app purchases, violated US antitrust law.

After a three-week trial last year, a judge largely sided with Apple, stopping to call the company an “illegal monopoly” and upholding its right to charge commissions.

Taken from MacDailyNews: This is Apple’s App Store. Of course, they have the right to charge commissions.

The Apple App Store is not a charity organization and its operation is not free.

How much did it cost developers to get their apps burned to CD, packaged, shipped, displayed on store shelves before Apple reshaped the world for the better for the umpteenth time? Apple incurs costs for storing, reviewing, organizing, displaying and distributing applications to more than one billion users.MacDailyNews, June 10, 2022

The bottom line is clear: Epic Games wants to enjoy all the benefits of Apple’s App Store, including free access to more than a billion of the world’s richest users. It’s illogical, unfair and basically theft.MacDailyNews, May 4, 2021

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