When Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers issued her first decision in the Epic v Apple Fortnite case, the most likely outcome seemed to be that Epic would restore Fortnite, Apple would re-certify it for distribution on its platform, and the parties would proceed with their litigation.
Suffice it to say...that did not happen.
Instead, Apple has cut off one of its most prolific (and profitable) developer partners.
Epic Games has been terminated from iOS.
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Discussed in this episode:
"Epic vs Everyone: The Fortnite Antitrust Lawsuits"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Apple suspends Fortnite maker Epic Games’ App Store account"
CNBC Website - August 28, 2020 - Todd Haselton
"Why We Fight"
Epic Games Blog Post (updated randomly)
"Epic v Apple: "Fortnite Out, Unreal In!" Reading Between the Lines (VL297)"
YouTube Video - August 25, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER"
Epic v Apple (August 24, 2020)
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