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You may have forgotten about that whole Apple v Epic Games thing... But it’s still a hot button topic circling the judicial system

If you haven’t been keeping up with the potentially historic lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, now might be a good time to start

We initially covered the details here; let’s recall the timeline once more to catch you up to speed:

  • Epic Games creates a direct payment line to curb the middleman (Apple)

  • Apple removes Fortnite from the App Store entirely

  • Epic Games files a lawsuit against Apple

  • Apple retaliates by removing Unreal Engine developer support

  • Epic Games files an emergency injunction to prevent Apple from moving forward with any plans until the lawsuit is settled

  • The courts allow Apple to restrict Epic Games for breaching Terms of Service until the lawsuit is heard and settled

Once again, this lawsuit was effectively kicked off by Epic Games since they were unhappy with monopolistic practices conducted by Apple’s App Store. Other mobile devices (Samsung, Android) allow 3rd party application store support while Apple is the only distributor on the billion iOS devices

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In a case to “liberate app developers worldwide,” Epic Games will now have the ability to plead their case in court. Just hours ago did the case proceedings start, with both parties receiving roughly 2 days to plead their cases

Both CEOs Tim Sweeny and Tim Cook will be present to speak during a portion of the proceedings. According to ShackNews, the case is set to run for about three weeks

If you request to dial in and listen to the court proceedings, call (877) 336-1839. Once dialed, type in the pin number which is 9403112 followed by the pound (#) key

The courts also provided a backup number if the main line goes down, which is (877) 873-8018 with pin 9131109. While most of what you’ll be hearing is administrative clutter and legal hooplah, the option is there

We’ll keep you updated with the conclusion to this case and how it will affect the mobile gamers who have been sanctioned off of their favorite battle royale game. Follow us on Twitter in the meantime

Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.

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