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Apple Vs. Epic Games Trial is Now Officially Underway

With Apple and Epic Games delivering opening remarks before District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in a Northern California courtroom today, the bench trial between the two companies is now officially underway (via MacRumors). Last year, Epic Games introduced a direct payment option in the app for its in-game currency, which led Apple to pull Fortnite...

Trial Between Apple and Epic Games Begins Today

Following months of conflict, the trial between Apple and Fortnite developer Epic Games begins today. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will be overseeing the case, which may become one of the most important cases in Apple's history. The trial will be held in federal court in Oakland, California and will take about three weeks...

Apple’s App Store Margin was 78% in 2019, Says Epic’s Expert Testimony

According to Bloomberg, an expert witness brought in by Epic Games has testified during the pretrial information-sharing process that Apple's App Store enjoyed operating margins of around 78% in its 2019 fiscal year. Ned Barnes, a finance and economics researcher, came to the conclusion after reviewing documents "prepared by Apple’s Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis group...

Apple vs Epic Games Trial: Tim Cook and Other Top Executives to Testify

According to MacRumors, Apple has submitted its witness list for the upcoming bench trial against Epic Games. The list names several high-ranking Apple execs, including CEO Tim Cook, Apple Fellow Phil Schiller, and Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. All of Apple's witnesses are set to appear before Judge Yvonne Gonzales in person. During the trial, Apple...

Epic Games Appeals to Australia’s Market Regulators About Apple’s Anti-Competitive Practises

Epic Games has approached the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to make an appeal regarding its stance on Apple's anti-competitive practices. While Epic's beliefs are nothing new, considering the company is entangled in a lawsuit against the iPhone maker, Epic believes Apple's practices demonstrate “unrestrained market power”. The appeal was first reported on by...

Fortnite App Store Ban Remains, But Apple Can’t Block Unreal Engine: Judge

According to The Verge, Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers ruled in favour of Epic Games on an injunction designed to keep opponent Apple from retaliating, in any way, against Unreal Engine — the widely popular game development engine also owned by Epic Games — on Friday, October 9. The injunction permanently restrains Apple from aiming Unreal Engine’s […]