Apple wins appeals in court to delay App Store changes with Epic Games

The article talks about the recent win of Apple to delay App Store changes with Epic Games temporarily.

Apple wins appeals in court to delay App Store changes with Epic Games

Apple wins appeals in court: In a recent happening, Apple has currently managed to delay its App store changes for Epic Games. The company was initially required to make major changes to its lucrative App Store while it appeals an antitrust lawsuit brought by Fortnite creator Epic Games.

Epic Games vs Apple was a pretty turbulent lawsuit brought by Epic Games against Apple in August 2020. The matter had escalated quickly. The article talks about the recent win of Apple to delay App Store changes with Epic Games temporarily.

Apple wins appeals in court to delay App Store changes with Epic Games
Apple wins appeals in court to delay App Store changes with Epic Games

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Apple wins appeals in court

Epic Games had modified Fortnite to bypass Apple’s transaction system with one of its own. Apple quickly take action and removed the app from its iOS app store. Fortnite has been unavailable to iOS gamers since 13th August 2021.

In September, a US judge ordered Apple to change its App Store rules, which ban developers from including links in buttons to outside payment systems rather than using Apple’s own in-app payments that charge a commission on sales.

Apple Inc. won a delay to court-mandated changes to its App Store as it appeals the ruling. A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted Apple’s request to halt a Dec. 9 deadline to comply with a judge’s directive that the company allows app developers to steer customers to payment methods outside the store. 

Apple said that “our concern is that these changes would have created new privacy and security risks, and disrupted the user experience customers love about the App Store.” Epic, which is seeking to return to the App Store without being forced to use Apple’s payment scheme, is not alone in its criticism.

Apple wins appeals in court to delay App Store changes with Epic Games
Apple wins appeals in court to delay App Store changes with Epic Games

“Apple has demonstrated, at minimum, that its appeal raises serious questions on the merits of the district court’s determination,” the 9th Circuit Court wrote on Wednesday. Apple contends that its fee structure is the industry norm, and is fair compensation for giving developers a global storefront and keeping it secure.

The agreement was made so both Epic and Apple’s suit could be tried simultaneously. Epic Games filed an initial antitrust lawsuit against Apple in August.

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