What you need to know
- Tim Cook has finally weighed in on the Epic Games lawsuit ruling.
- He told Apple employees at an internal meeting that he thought the ruling would be "very good" to try and put some App Store discussion to rest.
- He also told employees he was looking forward to moving on.
Tim Cook has told Apple employees at an internal meeting that he hopes to move on from the Epic Games lawsuit, and said he hoped the verdict would put some questions about the App Store to rest.
Cook went on to say that Epic Games had come along and "basically to be handled in a special way" but that Apple's rules are that "we treat everyone the same". Cook continued:
Cook went on to say that he thought the ruling would "be very good to try to put some of the discussions to rest on the App Store" and that in terms of the ruling against the company, he downplayed the change and stated "there were one or two sentences scratched out of an agreement, that was the extent of it. I'm sort of looking forward to moving forward now."
Cook did not mention whether Apple plans to appeal against the one count it lost.
Epic Games has confirmed it plans to appeal the ruling against it. In its previous official statement Apple said:
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