The trial between Apple and Epic Games may have received an initial verdict before the end of 2021, but things are not done. Not by a long shot, really. Apple is already appealing the initial decision in its part. And now Epic is doing the same thing.
Initially, Apple was meant to make some pretty big changes to the App Store beginning on Thursday, December 9. However, Apple appealed, aiming to avoid those changes on that particular date. And it looks like it worked.
Back in September of this year, the judge tasked with overseeing the Epic Games vs. Apple trial came to a decision. Among other things, the judge ruled that Apple must allow for alternative payment options within the App Store. This, as you can imagine, did not go over well with Apple, as it means the company has to change a fundamental aspect of its digital storefront moving forward.
Back in September, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers came to a decision regarding the lawsuit against Apple brought by Epic Games. The latter wants change when it comes to the former's digital storefront, the App Store, and, by all accounts, earned itself a pretty big win in that regard. However, the judge's ruling also included many wins for Apple, too -- but the company has decided to appeal anyway.
Earlier this month, the judge overseeing the legal action between Apple and Epic Games came to a decision. With it, it mostly ruled in Apple's favor -- with the exception of one major ruling. However, there is still room for appeals. And Epic Games is even appealing one of the decisions on its own. As a result, it's not quite as finalized as some might hope, including Apple and Epic.
Spotify has been a vocal opponent to Apple's App Store rules for years now. As such, some of the company's executives are more than happy to voice their concerns or praises as needed after major revelations are revealed. Today, for instance, a judge ruled partially against Apple, and Spotify is very happy with those specific results.
It has been a few months since the trial between Epic Games and Apple wound down. Now, the judge leading the trial has made an initial ruling. And it's a big win for Epic (and Fortnite).
Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers has filed a permanent injunction against Apple, with the ruling arriving early on Friday morning. This applies some major pressure to Apple, and it's a giant setback for Apple's App Store rules moving forward.
There isn't an "iPhone nano" in today's lineup of smartphones from Apple. But apparently there might be an alternative timeline where there is. Because in this one, it turns out Apple was at one point considering making one of these phones, but it wasn't meant to be for us.
There is a lot of attention being put on Apple's App Store these days. And Google's own option, Google Play, too, but certainly more in Apple's direction. Many people want change, including the likes of Epic Games (and Spotify and others). And some United States Senators are leaning in the same direction.
Today is the final day of the Epic Games vs. Apple antitrust trial, and it looks like the judge overseeing the case wanted to lean into Apple's chief executive a little bit.
Snapchat still remains one of the most popular apps out there, and the chief executive officer of the company at large, Snap, says the company doesn't mind paying Apple's App Store commission rate.
The Epic Games vs. Apple trial is still going, and there are still some details surfacing. Especially when it comes to Apple trying to make sure the judge does things that are helpful for its cause.