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September 10

Apple not required to let Fortnite back on the App Store despite Epic ruling [U]

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has finally issued a permanent injunction regarding the Apple vs. Epic Games case, which began in August 2020 after Fortnite was removed from the App Store. However, although Apple has been required to allow alternative payment methods in the App Store, the company will not be forced to let Epic Games […]

September 12

Fortnite creator Epic Games files to appeal ruling in App Store lawsuit case against Apple

As expected, Epic Games has today filed a notice of appeal in the case against Apple over App Store policy. On Friday, the judge delivered her verdict, several months after Epic and Apple executives waged war in the court trial. The judge found in favor of Apple in 9 out of 10 ten counts. However, […]

September 13

Epic Games paid $6 million to Apple as required by judge following conclusion of trial

After a trial that lasted more than a year, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers finally issued her permanent injunction in the case of Apple vs. Epic Games. While Apple will be forced to change some of the App Store guidelines, Epic Games has been ordered to pay Apple a 30% commission of all sales the company […]

September 9

After new law in Korea allows third-party payment systems in apps, Epic wants Apple to release Fortnite for iPhone again

Update: Apple says Epic currently has “no legitimate basis for the reinstatement of their developer account”, in a statement to Bloomberg. Original story below. Last August, Fortnite was famously pulled from the iOS App Store after Epic surreptitiously enabled a direct payment option for V-Bucks, circumventing Apple’s In-App Purchase system and the 30% cut. This […]

September 10

Epic vs. Apple ruling revealed: Apple must allow App Store devs to redirect users to other payment systems

Just over three months after the conclusion of the trial, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has handed down her ruling in the Apple vs. Epic Games case. Judge Rogers has issued a permanent injunction saying that Apple can no longer forbid developers from directing users to third-party payment options.

Epic Games to appeal decision in App Store lawsuit case, as Apple calls it a ‘huge win’

Epic Games has announced that it plans to appeal the judge’s decision from today’s Epic v. Apple case. Although today’s ruling says that Apple must relax rules around In-App Purchase and allow apps to link out to third-party payment systems, the judge ruled in Apple’s favor on all other counts. For instance, Apple was not […]

Spotify happy with Epic vs. Apple ruling but says more Apple legislation is ‘urgent’

The official ruling from the Epic Games vs. Apple lawsuit in the US has been delivered today and one of Epic’s partners in the Coalition for App Fairness has shared its official statement on the matter. While Spotify is “pleased” with Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers’ verdict when it comes to anti-competitive practices used by Apple, […]

9to5Mac Daily: September 10, 2021 – Epic Games, latest on Apple Car

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September 14

Apple can still charge its App Store 30% fee even after Epic ruling, analysts say

Last week, in the Epic vs. Apple case, US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers decided that Apple can no longer ban developers from using “buttons, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing methods,” but she didn’t say Apple needs to lower its commission or that it could no longer charge […]

August 30

Apple’s App Store commission to unravel in Korea; analyst says US could follow

Update: Bloomberg tech reporter Sohee Kim tweeted that the vote has been postponed due to extra time needed for a separate bill designed to tackle ‘fake news.’ Apple’s App Store commission is under threat from a new antitrust law in Korea that is “almost certain” to get the necessary votes today. It would allow developers […]

August 2

Fortune Global 500 list: Apple now the world’s most profitable company

Apple continues to move up the rankings of the Fortune Global 500 largest companies. New rankings published today show that Apple is now the most profitable company on the list, rising from third place last year, and is now in sixth place in terms of revenue, up from 12th place last year.

July 30

Elon Musk calls App Store fees a ‘de facto global tax on the internet,’ sides with Epic Games

In the process of denying he asked Tim Cook to be CEO of Apple during an alleged conversation about a Tesla acquisition, Elon Musk has turned his attention to Apple’s App Store, saying Epic Games is right and that Apple holds a “de facto global tax on the Internet.”

July 9

Epic Games antitrust case against Apple gets go-ahead in Australia as we await US ruling

We’re still awaiting a US ruling in the Epic Games antitrust case against Apple, but the games company has now received the go-ahead to take the same case to court in Australia. Apple had successfully blocked legal proceedings in the country, arguing that the matter was already being decided in the US, but Epic has […]

June 22

Best Prime Day 2021 deals: All-time lows on iPad Air, M1 Macs, Apple Watch, more

Amazon Prime Day week has arrived and the team at 9to5Toys will be working around the clock in order to bring you all of the best discounts over the next several days. Alongside just Amazon getting in on the savings, various other retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target are also launching their own savings events to compete. Below you’ll all the best Prime Day 2021 deals across a range of categories like tech, home goods, fashion, and more.

June 14

Pirated movies and TV shows app, disguised as Sudoku game, climbs App Store charts [update: gone]

Update: Shortly after publishing, the app has been pulled from the store. Original story below. A free-to-play app called Zoshy+ has been gradually climbing up the Puzzle game charts on the App Store. Based on its screenshots and app description, the app looks like an innocuous Sudoku client. However, actually launching the app reveals a […]

June 7

Four highest-earning iPhone games each gross more than $1M/day

The four highest-earning iPhone games each gross more than a million dollars a day, with the leader topping $3M, according to a new analytics report out today …

June 9

iOS 15 brings support for storing your ID in Apple Wallet, but details are vague

On Monday, Apple announced that iOS 15 and watchOS 8 will bring support for storing ID cards in the Wallet application. While the feature sounds fantastic in practice, the details are sparse and there’s still a lot we don’t know about when and how this will work.

June 2

Apple Fortune 500 ranking now #3, but #188 for diversity

Apple’s Fortune 500 ranking has moved back up to third place, after being knocked into fourth place last year by Exxon Mobil. Fortune has this year added an additional ranking, for diversity, equity and inclusion – and there Apple gets a rather low ranking of 188th …

June 1

MagSafe fishing finds and recovers an iPhone 12 Pro from a canal [U: Video]

Update: The pair have now posted a video of the rescue, added to the bottom of the post.

A German iPhone 12 Pro owner has invented the sport of MagSafe fishing, using a magnetic fishing line to successfully locate and retrieve his phone from a muddy canal bottom …

May 19

While on the App Store, Fortnite generated over $100M in revenue for Apple

As another chapter of the Apple vs. Epic Games trial unfolds today, head of App Store business development for gaming, Michael Schmid, said Apple generated more than $100 million in revenue from commission collected from offering Fortnite on the App Store.

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