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Apple and Epic Games meet in court on Monday: Here’s everything you need to know


What’s happening between Apple and Epic Games?

Apple is now being forced to give all its consumers and app developers more choice than just using the Apple Store. As stated before, Apple had a strict policy for all their consumers of only accessing the Apple Store.

But right now, the policy is being changed, and developers want something new on their way.

There is already a tech battle going on between Apple and Fortnite maker- Epic Games.

They both are asked to see each other on the court.

Wait, what is happening?

On Monday, there will be a final decision taking place on this matter. Apple has been running a monopoly for a long time now as the developers have taken up to 30% of their revenue, which the consumers get right from shopping into the App Store.

This case is being heard by the judges right now, which can change the way we use our smartphones. Apple users have always been asked to take information and any purchase with the help of the App Store as outward purchase has been restricted since the start.

The trial for the Apple and Epic Games is taking place, and the dates have been released. The trial for both of the parties is due to start on Monday, and it will last up to three weeks as of now. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers is asked to oversee the case between the two parties.

The case is being held at the court of Oakland, just across the bay from San Francisco.

The jury is asked to join the court with the help of telecommunication. The coronavirus cases have been on the rise, and for so, the judges have conducted the jury as they are restricted to join on the telephone.

What is at stake here?

Epic Games is the company behind the famous game of Fortnite.

It is one of the most popular contemporary games in this era right now. Apple’s App Store is the only way to install all the software into your smartphone. Developers who make all the kinds of various software for Apple’s mobile operating system called IOS have to ask the users to access App Store.

The case will be decided based on the allegation based by the two parties. It will be a bench trial at first, and then there won’t be a jury. Instead, the whole case will be decided by Rogers.

Rogers has made sure that the judge is looking forward to the case, and they take Epic Games as a particularly sympathetic victim.

The U.S. Department of Justice could bring its own lawsuit using all the evidence and the testimony from the Epic lawsuit.

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