Expert witness testimony from day six of the Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit claims that Apple's iOS ecosystem should be considered its own market with high switching costs, strong lock-in, and no restraints on market power.
In a bid to support its argument for not allowing stores within the App Store on iOS, counsel for Apple has gone after Itch.io, a store available to download on the Epic Games Store that hosts content described as "so offensive" it could not be spoken about in court.
Internal documents filed in the Epic Games vs Apple trial reveal Apple made a huge push in 2015 to improve its App Review process. Titled 'Columbus', the project was a bid to heavily invest in App Review automation and efficiency.
A new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman includes information from an Apple representative that says Epic Games has spent its time during its trial with Apple discussing "irrelevant issues" and that it is calling witnesses helpful to Apple's case.
Counsel for Apple has filed a motion seeking to undermine the credibility of testimony from Microsoft's Lori Wright, claiming Epic belatedly named her as a witness, and that documents were not provided to back up her testimony.
Apple's VP of the App Store, Matt Fischer, has told the court in the Epic Games vs Apple trial that he was "blindsided" by Epic's decision to introduce a hotfix into Fortnite that gave users access to direct payments, breaching App Store rules.