October 23, 2021

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Epic asks court to block Apple’s ‘retaliation’ and allow Fortnight to return to the App Store

Epic asks court to block Apple's 'retaliation' and allow Fortnight to return to the App Store

A week later Apple has canceled the App Store account Epic Games, used by Fortnight, is asking the court to stop Apple’s “revenge”. As reported Reuters, Epic Games has filed a preliminary injunction seeking to keep Fortnight in the App Store.

In the filing, Epic Games states that if Fortnight is not available on the App Store, it is “likely to cause irreversible damage” and that “the balance of vulnerabilities in favor of Epic will be severe”. The filing again describes Apple as a “monopoly” that maintains its market power by “explicitly banning any competitive entry”.

Epic states that Apple’s actions against Fortnite should be seen as a “clear warning” to other developers:

“This is a clear warning to other developers who dare to challenge Apple’s monopolies: follow our rules or we’ll cut you off from a billion iOS users – challenge us and we’re ruining your business,” Epic Games said in a filing Friday.

Epic filed for preliminary injunction in United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The goal is to put Fortnite back in the App Store as the legal battle between Apple and Epic continues.

Apple It says to be happy Welcome back to the Fortnite App Store if you remove the direct payment feature from the Epic app. Epic refused to do so, saying that complying with such a demand “would be a deal with Apple to continue their monopoly on in-app payments on iOS”.

Previously, a The judge decided it was Apple There was evidence to terminate Epic’s developer account associated with Fortnite, but it did not act on the unrealistic engine account.


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