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Apple v Epic: Apple seeks Stay on Ruling

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Chaini Parwani –

Published On: October 11, 2021 at 17:05 IST

Apple has appealed against the Ruling that let developers advertise third-party payment solutions outside of the App Store.

The Epic and Apple’s legal trial came to an end when Federal Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled in favour of Apple for nine of 10 decisions in approval of the Cupertino giant.

In September, counts in an antitrust trial brought by Epic, the maker of Fortnite.

The Court was unaware that Apple was an exclusive monopoly and did not stop the company from charging up to 30 per cent on in-app purchases through the App Store.

Further, one ruling that went against Apple, observed that “It could not stop developers from promoting alternative payment solutions outside of the app store.”

Apple has now asked for a stay on the ruling stating that developers should not be allowed to advertise more modes of payment.

Adding to it, Apple stated, “This would upset the careful balance between developers and customers provided by the App Store, and would irreparably harm both Apple and consumers.”

The solicited stay will permit Apple to shelter its consumers and safeguard its platform while the company works through the intricate and rapidly evolving legal, technological, and economic affairs that any amendments to this guideline would implicate.

Furthermore, Apple also stated that Epic Games had not been sabotage considering that none of their products is currently on the App Store.

Apple was diligent in addressing these tough issues in a changing world, strengthening information flow without compromising the consumer experience, the filing further stated.

A stay of the injunction would permit Apple to do so in a way that maintains the integrity of the ecosystem, and that could obviate the need for an injunction regarding steering.

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