The Epic Games v. Apple trial has finally reached an important conclusion with the final decision of the U.S. District Judge, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, published just in the last few hours: after months, it was established that Apple’s conduct was anti-competitive
As reported by The Verge, Judge Rogers issued a permanent injunction that will force Apple to allow all developers to redirect their customers to payment options that are different from the Apple in-app system. Specifically, here is the key extract from the judgment: • Apple Inc. and its officials, agents, employees and any person in agreement or in active participation with them (“Apple”), are permanently detained and injuncted from prohibiting
In addition, Rogers has specified that the Court does not consider Apple a monopolist company pursuant to federal or state antitrust laws; however, the trial has shown that Apple’s conduct is anticompetitive under California’s competition laws.
Rogers has overall ruled in favour of Apple out of nine of the ten charges brought by Epic Games. If you are interested in reading the full document, we will redirect you to the dedicated page.
Meanwhile, Apple said no to Epic Games for Fortnite’s return to the App Store.