Following the trial between the two giants, Epic Games has compensated Apple for 6 million dollars. Cupertino, on the other hand, will have to make changes to the App Store guidelines.
Epic Games against Apple: here are the aftermath of the trial
After a trial that lasted more than a year, the judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers he finally issued his permanent injunction in the case Apple versus Epic Games.
If on the one hand, the Cupertino giant has been forced to change some guidelines of the App Store, the gaming brand has been ordered to pay Apple a 30% commission on all sales recorded by the company bypassing the App Store’s in-app purchases system. The specific case would concern the sales of Fortnite last year. The news of the day, which comes from 9to5Mac, is that EG has paid Apple well $ 6 million in compensation.
The CEO of Epic Games thinks about confirming the payment Tim Sweeney on Twitter. There was also no lack of response tweets from various users, who took the opportunity to remind Tim Sweeney that by paying with ApplePay he would have had 3% cashback.
In 2020, Epic Games released an update to Fortnite for iOS which introduced its own payment system for game content. The latter did not require the payment of the App Store fee, hence the long process that lasted more than a year.
Judge Rogers ordered Epic to pay Apple the 30% of revenue earned by bypassing the App Store’s in-app purchases system, for a total value of 12.167.719$.