In case you didn’t know, Epic and Apple are currently in a confrontation epic (ahah) in court, where it is clear, we have accusations and joking comments to be sent to both sides of the barricade, like sniper shots.
But first of all, do you know what is the reason for this confrontation? In a very short form, Epic Games broke a basic rule of the App Store, by including direct payment methods, instead of using Apple’s own APIs. A way to escape the percentage (30%) that Apple collects from all purchases made in its ecosystem.
In other words, in a very short form, Epic Games broke a well-known rule, and later, it brought Apple into court for anti-competitive practices.
But now let’s talk about the matter at hand.
Apple iOS = Google Android? That’s what Epic wants!
Therefore, right at the beginning of the ‘circus’, Apple’s lawyer (Karen Dunn) started by stating that:
- “Epic wants us to become the Google Android OS, but we don’t want to.”
In other words, Epic wants an ecosystem that is more open, and that allows the side-load of applications, just like in the Android world. That is, the possibility of installing applications outside the App Store. Interestingly, Apple’s lawyer also said that “We don’t want to go that route, and in fact, neither do our users. ”
Truth be told, none of this makes a lot of sense … After all, a legal battle with one of the most valuable companies on the planet doesn’t seem like a great idea. In addition, the platform on which Epic Games is able to take greater profits, is Sony’s PSN, which of course, also removes 30% of all purchases made in its ecosystem.
Interestingly, Google also removed Fortnite from its Play Store due to Epic Games’ intentions to earn full money on every in-game purchase. That is, this happens on ALL platforms. Why a war with Apple alone? Nobody knows…
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