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Court rules in Epic Fortnite lawsuit that Apple must allow devs to offer their own in-app purchase methods

A California court ruled today that Apple must permanently allow developers to include third-party in-app purchase methods, such as links to their own websites, on iOS apps as a part of its final decision in the hallmark Epic Games v. Apple court case that was argued in May. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers issued a 185-page permanent injunction today, explaining her ruling and thoughts on the case. She said the court could not rule that Apple is a “monopolist” under state or federal

Epic Games v. Apple: The start of the next big antitrust war for the iOS developer

It was a big day on March 12, 2018, in Cary, North Carolina, as Epic Games geared up for its next big announcement: Fortnite was coming to mobile. The battle royale title had grown significantly over the preceding months, transforming Epic into one of the biggest companies in the world.  The mobile launch added another layer to that rise and tapped into a larger audience than many PC or console games had lured in. The cultural phenomenon became apparent and Fortnite soon landed merchandising, music, and film collaborations, from hosting