Apple CEO Cook gets zinged by Judge Gonzalez Rogers while on the stand
Cook said that considering the number of submitted apps that are rejected by Apple, “friction” with app developers is always occurring and that this friction is actually good for users because it makes them feel that the apps they install are “safe and trusted.” Judge Gonzalez Rogers responded by saying to Apple’s top executive that it “doesn’t seem you feel pressure or competition to change the manner in which you act to address concerns of developers.” ZING!
Apple reportedly took in $100 million from Fortnite over a 30 month period
Epic instigated the lawsuit after Apple removed Epic from the App Store last year. In the developer’s online store, it promoted its own in-app purchasing platform allowing Epic to bypass Apple’s own platform which takes as much as a 30% cut of revenue generated in-app. Epic’s actions violated Apple’s rules leading to the suit.
Like Apple, Google also collects as much as 30% of the price of an in-app purchase made through the Google Play Store. Because Android users are allowed to sideload apps from third-party app stores (which iOS users are not allowed to do), the Play Store is not considered anticompetitive like the App Store is.