Apple declares victory in anti-trust battle against Epic Games


Apple has won a long-running antitrust court battle in the US against Fortnite maker Epic Games over its App Store policies.

According to reports, the decision is a major blow to Epic Games and other developers and could set a precedent for further antitrust claims.

As TechCrunch reports, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has largely upheld an earlier district court ruling related to Epic Games’ antitrust claims in favor of Apple.

However, it also upheld a lower court ruling in favor of Epic under California’s unfair competition law.

“Today’s decision confirms Apple’s resounding victory in this case, with nine out of ten claims decided in Apple’s favor. For the second time in two years, a federal court has decided Heard that Apple abides by antitrust laws at the state and federal level.

“We respectfully disagree with the court’s ruling on the one claim remaining under state law and are considering further review,” it added.

Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney tweeted: “Another court decision lost, another mountain to climb. The world has come a long way since 2020 when this journey began, many countries around the world Many people have made great progress. And we go on!”

Sweeney said Apple won in the Ninth Circuit Court.

“Although the court upheld the finding that Apple’s restrictions have a substantial anti-competitive effect to harm consumers, they found that we failed to prove our Sherman Act case,” he said.

“Fortunately, the court’s positive decision striking down Apple’s anti-steering provisions freed iOS developers to send consumers to the web to do business with them directly. We are working on the next step.

Epic originally sued Apple in 2020 after Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store after the game maker knowingly violated the App Store’s terms on in-app purchases.


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