Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchase, rules judge in Epic v. Apple
The app store model on trial.
I am curious to see how the ramifications of this will play out over time. Lots of ways this could go
The judge made a very informed ruling - better than a lot of tech journalism I’ve seen - it’s worth reading.
“Apple and Epic Games have been at odds for years over the transaction fee system in the iOS App Store, which Apple sees as a necessary operating cost but Epic sees as a monopolistic tax. The fight came to a head in August 2020 when Epic installed an alternative payment system in Fortnite to circumvent the App Store’s transaction fees. Apple responded by removing Fortnite from the App Store, which sparked an immediate legal complaint from Epic.”Posted on 2021-09-11T01:11:06+0000