NIXSolutions: Apple Responds to Allegations by Epic Games

Last Friday, Apple issued a statement to the court refuting Epic Games’ accusations of breaching a court order and showing contempt of court. Epic contends that Apple’s new policy infringes antitrust laws.


Apple’s Defense

Epic asserts that Apple’s recent policy imposes a 27% fee on payments outside the App Store, deeming alternative payment options “not commercially viable.” Moreover, Epic claims that Apple restricts certain apps from informing users about alternative payment methods.

Counterargument from Apple

In response, Apple filed a lawsuit with U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, accusing Epic of attempting to acquire Apple’s tools and technologies for free. Apple contends that Epic seeks court monitoring of Apple’s business operations to enhance its own profitability.

It’s noteworthy that Epic’s claims found support from Meta Platforms, Microsoft, Elon Musk’s X, and Match Group. These entities informed Judge Rogers that Apple had “clearly violated” the court’s order.

Apple’s statement presents a contrasting perspective to Epic’s allegations, marking a significant development in the ongoing legal battle between the two tech giants, concludes NIXSolutions. As the case unfolds, we’ll keep you updated on further developments.