Apple faces down 'Fortnite' creator Epic Games in major antitrust trial
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By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) -Attorneys for "Fortnite" creator Epic Games and Apple Inc will make opening arguments Monday at an antitrust trial whose ultimate outcome could affect Apple's fast-growing App Store business. The lawsuit, which Epic brought last year in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, centers on two of Apple practices that have become cornerstones of its business: Apple's requirement that virtually all third-party software for the world's 1 billion iPhones be distributed through its App Store, and the requirement that developers use Apple's in-app purchase system, which charges commissions of up to 30%. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will preside over the three-week trial in a courtroom in Oakland, California. Apple's legal team from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher arrived at the courthouse Monday morning with about 20 boxes of documents, followed by Phil Schiller, Apple's App Store chief. Epic's legal team from ...Read More on Datafloq
May 3, 2021, 6 p.m.