The appellate court upheld Apple’s complaint and suspended the original Epic Games ruling. That way, Apple won’t have to change the App Store rules on December 9th.
In September, a court ordered Apple to allow developers to share payment methods in apps outside of the App Store. The court ruling was supposed to take effect on December 9, and by that time Apple should have made the appropriate changes to the store’s rules.
The court dismissed the first Apple complaint, and the second was satisfied today.
The judge said the appeal raises “serious questions” about the original decision.
The execution of the order is suspended until the appeal court has fully considered the case. This can take several months. In the meantime, the App Store will work unchanged.
If the appellate court ultimately ruled in Apple’s favor, the original ruling could be overturned permanently.