Epic Games takes antitrust fight with Apple down under in latest complaint
What you need to know
- Epic Games is taking its fight with Apple to competition authorities in Australia.
- Epic says that Apple's "unrestrained market power" is driving up the price of apps.
Epic Games has taken its antitrust dispute with Apple to Australia and the country's Competition and Consumer Commission.
From Australian Financial Review:
As the report notes, Epic has already sued Apple in court in Australia over its antitrust dispute, claiming Apple "forces" app developers to use Apple's in-app-purchases system and its App Store to distribute software such that Apple takes a cut of the profit. The same case has now been taken directly to the ACCC, which is already investigating both Apple and Google in the country. In its submission Epic stated:
Epic's lawsuit against Apple will call for trial in the US later this year.
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