Apple’s ‘excellent news day’ proceed: US Supreme Court docket trashes Fortnite maker Epic Video games’ lawsuit – Occasions of India

Apple’s ‘excellent news day’ proceed: US Supreme Court docket trashes Fortnite maker Epic Video games’ lawsuit – Occasions of India

Two days and two excellent news for Apple in a row. Earlier this week, each IDC and Canalys reported that the iPhone producer shipped essentially the most telephones in 2023, the primary time Samsung hasn’t been primary in over a decade. For the primary time ever, Apple beat out Samsung to ship essentially the most smartphones in a yr based on IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Cellular Telephone Tracker. Canalys, additionally has Apple taking its high spot for all of 2023.

Supreme Court docket rejects Epic vs Apple antitrust case
Now in one other piece of excellent information, the US Supreme Court docket has denied a request to listen to an antitrust dispute between Apple and Fortnite maker Epic Video games. It rejected two petitions, one from every firm, leaving the case largely, although not completely, a win for Apple.

The Supreme Court docket’s choice to not hear appeals from both Epic Video games or Apple marks the tip of a major authorized combat over the dominance of Apple’s App Retailer. Epic, the maker of the favored sport Fortnite, had launched a lawsuit in 2020 difficult Apple’s management over its app market, accusing the corporate of performing as a monopoly and imposing an unfair “tax” on app builders via its 30% fee on in-app purchases.

Whereas a decrease court docket sided with Apple on most counts, it did concede that apps might inform customers about different cost choices exterior the App Retailer. Each events appealed this choice, in the end reaching the Supreme Court docket. Nevertheless, with the Court docket’s refusal to listen to the case, the authorized battle to pressure Apple to open its doorways to competing app shops inside the US has successfully come to an finish.

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney expressed disappointment with the result, calling it a “unhappy day for all builders.” He now sees authorities intervention as the one path ahead, praising the European Union’s Digital Markets Act which can implement comparable open app retailer mandates inside Europe beginning this yr.


This choice stands in distinction to Epic’s latest victory towards Google in an identical lawsuit regarding Google’s Android app retailer. A jury discovered Google to be exercising unlawful monopoly energy, doubtlessly paving the best way for modifications in Android’s app retailer panorama.

In abstract, the Supreme Court docket’s inaction leaves iOS’s closed app retailer ecosystem intact within the US, whereas Epic focuses its efforts on regulatory options and its victory towards Google within the Android market.

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