The fight between Apple and Epic Games seemed to be near the end, however nothing could be further from the truth. Those of Apple won 9 of the 10 battles they faced with the video game company. They were considering the appeal that was left for the plenary session and when the majority assumed that it would not do so, the news comes to us that the fight continues. Apple wants total victory.
The original lawsuit was overwhelmingly won by Apple, with the exception of the court order against management. Apple called it a “resounding victory.” Epic Games appealed the ruling and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said the judge’s decision “is not a victory for developers or consumers.”
Apple has also chosen to appeal the ruling handed down by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in the lawsuit that pits the technology company with Epic Games. The appeal has been filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Apple wants you to change the court ruling that would require you to change the rules of the App Store to allow developers to add links within the application to external websites. That would pave the way for alternative payment options that don’t require developers to use the app purchase system. While the appeal is ongoing, Apple has asked the court for a stay of the court order, which requires it to implement those changes by December.
Apple asks the Court to suspend the requirements of its injunction until the appeals are resolved presented by both Epic and Apple. The company understands and respects the Court’s concerns regarding developer-consumer communications. Apple is carefully working on many complex problems on a global landscape. Seeking to improve the flow of information while protecting both the efficient operation of the App Store and the security and privacy of customers. Striking the right balance can resolve the Court’s concerns by rendering the court order (and perhaps even Apple’s own appeal) unnecessary. A stay in these circumstances is justified.
Apple claims that making changes to the App Store would not benefit anyone. Epic Games says just the opposite
According to Apple, making changes to the rules of the App Store could «upset the careful balance between developers and customers provided by the App Store«. That could end in irreparable damage to the company and consumers.
The judge asserted that Apple’s anti-address rules prohibiting links to external websites illegally stifle consumer choices. It prohibited Apple from restricting developers from including “in their applications and their metadata buttons, external links or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms.” Gave apple 90 days to implement these changes. However, the American company requests that all appeals be resolved in order to comply with the judicial provisions.
Permanent court order is scheduled that enters into force on December 9, But if Apple wins the appeal, it won’t have to make changes at that time. Judge Rogers will hear Apple’s case on November 16.
The implementation of the court order on December 9 It could have unintended downstream consequences for consumers and the platform as a whole. Apple is working hard to address these difficult problems in a changing world, improving the flow of information without compromising the consumer. A stay of the injunction would allow Apple to do so in a way that maintains the integrity of the ecosystem, and that could obviate the need for any injunction regarding the address.
Be that as it may, in mid-November the judge in the case You will have to listen to the allegations made by both sides and you will have to make another decision. We assume that before December 9 to make it clear whether the initial order is finally executed or the appeal filed is heeded. We will be pending to determine if Fortnite returns to the Apple ecosystem.