Tim Cook says App Store will become a 'flea market' if Epic wins lawsuit
What you need to know
- Tim Cook sat down for a virtual interview with the Toronto Star.
- The CEO talked about the App Store's impact in Canada as well as the upcoming Epic Games trial.
Tim Cook thinks that, if Epic Games had its way, the App Store would become a cesspool of sleazy salesmen and door-to-door charlatans.
In an interview with the Toronto Star, the CEO talked about the effect that the App Store has had in Canada. He warned about the impact of the Epic Games lawsuit, saying that the App Store would become more like a flea market if app developers were able to bypass the company's payment system.
While Epic Games has claimed Apple as a monopoly, Cook also pushes back against that.
Cook believes that the company will prevail in the Epic Games lawsuit which is set to begin next month.
You can read the full interview at the Toronto Star.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
Hey Tim, I love flea markets!
Thanks Joe for this article. I think it’s Time for Tim to Go. He is accepting various dubious practices, some in my opinion could be criminal. Next time please show us why it was so important to cooperate with Vladimir in installing Russian apps? Why it is so important to apparently bribe local officials to obtain gun permits? Why do we have to pay monthly for apps that do not bring any new features for years? Because it is time for communism or what?
Allow people to load apps themselves, just as they can on Mac OS. Apple still curates their own store as they please. Problem solved.