Sep 8, 2020

Apple fires back in Fortnite App Store battle

EPA Apple has fired back against claims by the maker of the Fortnite game that its control of the App Store gives it a monopoly. In response, Apple blocked Epic's ability to distribute updates or new apps through the App Store, and Epic sued, alleging that Apple's App Store practices violate antitrust laws. Apple had said it would allow Fortnite back into the store if Epic removed the direct payment feature to comply with its developer agreement. In its filing, Apple said Epic has benefited from Apple's promotion and developer tools, earning more than $600m through the App Store. The legal battle between the two companies comes as Apple faces increased scrutiny of its practices running the App Store.

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