Apple responds to the judge's temporary order in the lawsuit against Epic Games
What you need to know
- U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers issued a temporary order in the Epic vs. Apple case.
- The Judge ruled that Apple can continue banning Fortnite from the App Store until Epic complies.
- However, Apple cannot block development and distribution of the Unreal Engine.
- Apple has issued a response to the temporary order.
In the Epic vs. Apple case, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has issued a temporary relief order. According to Bloomberg, the order is that Epic Games is not granted relief to get Fortnite back on the App Store, but she is also ordering Apple to not block the development and distribution of Unreal Engine. Apple has issued a response to the judge's temporary order.
This is one step forward in what is going to be a long trial between Apple and Epic Games. We think that the judge made the correct call — after all, blocking Unreal Engine would be detrimental to not just Epic, but all other developers who utilize it.
Apple’s response to the Judge’s temporary order pic.twitter.com/BXwvWcgiCBApple’s response to the Judge’s temporary order pic.twitter.com/BXwvWcgiCB— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) August 25, 2020August 25, 2020
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
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I am now waiting for the following lawsuits:
Ford vs. GM because GM refuses to offer Ford powertrains in GM vehicles; and
A class action because the profit margin on the iPhone is too big.
One of the big, ultimate issues here is that 30% cut in-app purchases: Justifiable or not?