Soon it will be three years of the ship battle between Apple and Epic Games. So far, all court battles have mostly ended in the loss of the gaming company, because Epic, despite all efforts, has not been able to force the court to recognize Apple as a monopolist and take appropriate measures against it.
And now Apple is trying with all its might to win back its main loss. The iPhone maker has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that Apple should not prevent developers from using alternative purchasing mechanisms.
The ruling was issued in 2021 by the California District Court. The verdict was appealed by both Apple and Epic. However, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld it.
Now, speaking to the U.S. Supreme Court, Apple has said the Ninth Circuit did not have the power to issue a nationwide injunction, given that it itself is based in California. Lawyers for the company warn that the ruling raises questions about the limits on the powers of the federal court.
Whether Epic Games will again try to get a review of the case is still unknown.