All we know about Apple And Epic Legal crisis
A recent analysis performed by flipmemes has highlighted the real issue btw Fortnite and apple, as the popular tech Gaint recently banned the app from its playstore.
The ban is said to linger until a legal battle with the game’s maker Epic has concluded.This means the popular game won’t be available for new users to download on iPhones or other Apple devices.
Meanwhile, the appeal process has been Rumoured to take over five years to complete.People who already have the game downloaded on their Apple devices will be able to carry on playing it, but will not receive any updates.Fortnite was originally removed from Apple’s App Store last year for violating its policies by launching its own in-app payment system.
Apple charges a 30% commission on all in-app purchases, but this feature tried to bypass that.The move triggered a legal battle brought by Epic Games, which accused Apple of running the App Store as a monopoly.
Earlier this month, a US court ruled that Apple has no right to stop app developers directing users to third-party payment options.But the judge also said that Epic failed to demonstrate Apple was operating an illegal monopoly.
Both Epic and Apple are appealing respective parts of the judgement.
“Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press they’d ‘welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else’,” a fortnight spokesperson had said.
“Epic agreed, and now Apple has reneged in another abuse of its monopoly power over a billion users.”