A decision on the lawsuit of Apple and Epic Game will make within a few weeks

Even after the court’s decision, the litigation may continue, as the parties will have the opportunity to appeal.

A court in Oakland, California, will rule in the next few weeks on Epic Games ‘ antitrust lawsuit against Apple. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal.

According to her information, at Monday’s hearing, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers heard the final arguments of the parties for four hours and joked that she hopes to decide before August 13, that is, no later than a year after the Fortnite game update that became the subject of the lawsuit was posted on the App Store. Then the representative of the law specified that she intends to determine the fate of the case within a few weeks. This lawsuit could fundamentally transform the mobile app market by changing the system for making a profit from installing third-party apps. Currently, the App Store charges a commission of 15 to 30% for all in-app transactions and blocks any opportunities to make purchases outside of its platform. At the end of last year, the App Store brought Apple about $ 57 billion in profit. Even after the court’s decision, the litigation may continue, as the parties will have the opportunity to appeal. During the hearing, representatives of Epic Games pointed out the injustice of monopolizing the App Store payment system, in turn, Apple appealed to the fact that their platform is a single mechanism, the structure of which is designed to maintain the security of user data, as well as to ensure the reliability of the entire system.

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Author: Oleg Ceban
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