The resolution benefited a tech giant, but it means it must make changes. Judge Yvonne González determined that Apple “Does not exercise a monopoly in the market for transactions in mobile games”. But the magistrate ordered the company to change its practices in its App Store.
The case became known as Epic Games, which is the publisher of the Fortnite video game. The ruling indicates that the technological you cannot force app developers to use your payment system. The New York Times indicates that this point was fundamental in the demand and can generate various scopes in that sector.
González Rogers’ resolution adds that “Apple’s conduct is anti-competitive”. The point refers to the company “preventing developers from directing consumers to their own websites and means of payment.” Thus Epic Games manages to break the control of the Californian company in its application store.
The legal dispute was over whether Apple had the right to set rules, control payment systems, and kick apps that they do not assume their norms. Epic Games also questioned the percentage of revenue for Apple from the applications offered by the iPhone. To date that amount amounts to 30%.
The trial began after Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store when Epic Games updated the game to skip revenue sharing. This is because technology prevents users of their smartphones from downloading applications that are not in their store. Other manufacturers also question the control of the App Store.