Apple has asked the judge in its massive Epic Games legal battle to consider a recent court decision in the FTC antitrust case against Facebook, as well as Apple's own legal victory over Blix, and one further case as a decision draws near.
An Australian federal court has ruled that Epic Games is free to legally pursue Apple in Australia over its antitrust complaints, despite Apple's protests of a contractual agreement limited disputes to California. Apple plans to appeal the decision.
The Apple vs Epic Games trial is finally over, and now we must wait for a decision from Judge Gonzalez Rogers. In a frantic final-day back and forth she dropped repeated hints about how the case might be resolved.
Emails filed in the Apple vs Epic Games trial have revealed internal correspondence regarding the rejection of Hey Email from the App Store last year, in which Apple's Senior Director of Corporate Communications stated that Basecamp founder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson had a "personal penchant for drama".
Tim Cook was made to face a series of grueling and hard-hitting questions at the close of his testimony in the Epic Games vs Apple trial yesterday, surprisingly not from counsel for Epic but from Judge Gonzalez Rogers.
During the course of his testimony yesterday Tim Cook stated that if developers on iOS were offered the chance to use alternative payment methods to charge for digital services that Apple would still collect commission on those transactions.
Apple has again asked a court to make an adverse credibility finding in relation to testimony given by Microsoft's Lori Wright during the Epic Games trial. In a motion, Apple says that withheld internal documents could show that Microsoft is using Epic as a proxy plaintiff in litigation it refuses to prosecute in its own name.