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Apple puts Phil Schiller on the stand to defend App Store in Fortnite lawsuit

Fortnite maker Epic Games sued Apple over its restrictive policies over its iPhone App Store. Now, top Apple execs begin testifying.
Tags: Apple, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Fortnite


Apple's Phil Schiller Takes the Stand in Epic Games v. Apple Trial

Today marked the kickoff of the third week of the Epic Games v. Apple trial, and this week is notable because Epic has finished with its witnesses and we're now transitioning to Apple witnesses, including notable Apple executives. Apple Fellow and former marketing chief Phil Schiller, who is in charge of the App Store, took the stand today. Schiller will testify for up to nine hours, and will see the most questioning out of all of Apple's witnesses. Schiller's hours of commentary will see hi...
Tags: Apple, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Schiller, Fortnite, Apple Fellow, Epic Games vs. Apple, Phil Schiller Epic Games Fortnite Epic Games


Epic Games, the video game giant in a legal battle with Apple, is turning a defunct mall into a new headquarters - see inside

An attendee stops to text next to Epic Games' Fortnite sign at E3, the annual video games expo in Los Angeles. Reuters Epic Games spent $95 million on a North Carolina mall that will become its new headquarters. Epic, the maker of "Fortnite," is involved in a major lawsuit with Apple in California. Epic plans to turn the mall into a multimillion-square-foot complex. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Epic Games, the creators of the popular game "Fortnite," bought a...
Tags: Apple, Google, California, Trends, Epic, North Carolina, Sears, WSJ, Jc Penney, Raleigh, Macy, Cary North Carolina, Jason Davis, CBL, Fortnite, Cary Towne Center


Judge in Epic vs. Apple Case Floats Potential Compromise

In the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, the two companies are this week calling up their expert witnesses to argue their points before Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who will make a decision in the case after a three week trial. Expert testimony is not as exciting as some of the leaked App Store documents that were highlighted last week, especially as much of what's being discussed was shared by Epic and Apple ahead of the trial. When speaking to expert witnesses, however, Go...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Epic, Tim Cook, Evans, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, David Evans, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Richard Schmalensee, Epic Games vs. Apple, Gonzalez Rogers


Top Stories: Epic Games vs. Apple, Hidden AirTag Mode, Apple Music Hi-Fi, Colorful MacBook Air?

While we wait for the newly introduced iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV models to launch later this month, this week saw the kickoff of the big Epic Games v. Apple trial, with lots of juicy tidbits coming out as the two sides make their arguments. This week also saw some rumors about a Hi-Fi tier for Apple Music, more biometric sensing capabilities for Apple Watch, and timing for the next-generation iPad mini launch. We also saw people digging into Apple's new AirTags, including the discovery of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, Featured, California, Samsung, Top Stories, Epic, Tim Cook, Apple Watch, MacBook Air, Lg, App Store, Epic Games, Eddy Cue, Ming Chi Kuo


Apple and Epic Games are revealing a ton of industry secrets in court filings - from untold billions in 'Fortnite' profits to private email exchanges, these are the 5 juiciest bits

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the bench trial started this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. Through court filings, major secrets from Apple, Epic, Microsoft, and more have been revealed. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are currently at war in a C...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Ipad, Microsoft, California, Washington, Xbox One, Trends, Playstation, Epic, Tim Cook, Sony, Xbox


Xbox consoles have never been profitable on their own, Microsoft admits in court

The current generation of Xbox consoles: the Xbox Series X, left, and Xbox Series S, right. Microsoft Despite selling Xbox consoles for nearly two decades, Microsoft loses money on every console sold. Microsoft VP of Xbox business development Lori Wright said as much in an Oakland court on Wednesday. Instead, Microsoft turns a profit on games and services sold alongside the console. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After nearly two decades of sales, Xbox consoles hav...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Facebook, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Washington, Xbox One, Court, Trends, Xbox 360, Epic, Xbox, Trial, Oakland, Wright


Apple battles with Epic Games as Twitter advises on privacy rules: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.    Battle royale commences Apple’s court fight with Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, began yesterday in California, kicking off a battle royale that could decide the future of the App Store and the $100 billion app economy...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, California, Advertising, Epic, New York Times, Joe Jonas, Jonas, Expedia, Caitlyn Jenner, Golden State, Tim Sweeney, Danny Trejo, Yahoo Answers


Fortnite Rumors Suggest Upcoming Naruto & Metroid Skins

Wildly popular battle royale title Fortnite might soon release some unexpected new skins as a leaked presentation has suggested legendary ninja Naruto and space bounty hunter Samus Aran will grace the game, which certainly might have detractors losing further faith in humanity. The court case between Apple and Epic Games that recently took place apparently […]
Tags: Apple, Games, Marketing, FPS, Leak, Rumors, Anime, Epic Games, Naruto, Battle Royale, Metroid, Samus Aran, Fortnite, Metroid Skins


Walmart’s Unannounced Game Streaming Service Leaked Via Epic Trial

An unannounced plan for a cloud streaming service from retail giant Walmart leaked out today from the ongoing court battle between Fortnite maker Epic Games and Apple. The service, dubbed Project Storm, would have worked in a similar fashion to Nvidia’s GeForce Now service, allowing users to hook into cloud computers and run games at higher fidelity than what their home machines can allow. Walmart has been working on an unannounced game streaming service, codenamed Project Storm According to V...
Tags: Apple, Games, Movies, Walmart, Epic, Nvidia, Streaming, Epic Games, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Fortnite


Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Admits App Store's 30% Cut Is Similar to Consoles, Would Have Accepted Special Deal With Apple

Apple's legal battle with Epic Games is continuing on, and during the second day of the trial, ‌Epic Games‌' CEO Tim Sweeney continued his testimony against Apple. Sweeney was grilled by Apple's lawyers, and made several points seemingly favorable to Apple. In addition to mentioning how he prefers Apple's iPhone and values Apple's privacy policies that he's aiming to dismantle, Sweeney confirmed that Apple's 30 percent cut is also the "most prevalent rate" that other platforms charge. Micros...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Epic, Tim Cook, Sony, Nintendo, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Microsoft Sony, App Store Apple, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple Sweeney


#FreeFortnite Hecklers Add a Shout-Out To Epic-Apple Trial

Fans of Fortnite aren't happy that Apple pulled the game app off the iPhone last year -- and some aren't shy about appealing to the federal judge who has the power to make things right. From a report: "Can we please have Fortnite mobile back?" a voice was heard saying Tuesday as a clerk was testing dial-in access for the public to monitor Epic Games' trial against Apple in federal court in Oakland, California. Yesterday, as the three-week trial opened, there were enough hecklers who'd figured ou...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Epic Games, Oakland California, Fortnite


Apple vs. Epic: Every key revelation from the ongoing trial

As the Epic Games-versus-Apple trial unfolds, we dive into its main gaming-related talking points. Here's everything you need to know about the trial.
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Trends, Epic, Fortnite


Apple Says Epic Games 'Wants Us to Be Android, But We Don't Want to Be'

The highly-anticipated Epic Games vs. Apple trial kicked off today in a federal court in Oakland, California, with lawyers for both companies delivering opening remarks before District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers. Lawyers for Epic Games attempted to paint the App Store as anti-competitive and monopolistic, noting that developers are forced to use Apple's in-app purchase system, and thus pay Apple a 30% commission on sales. (The rate drops to 15% for subscriptions after the first year and for...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Epic Games, Oakland California, Tim Sweeney, Scott Forstall, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Karen Dunn, Small Business Program, Epic Games vs. Apple, Steve Jobs Phil Schiller Craig Federighi Eddy Cue


Sony Really Hated PS4 Crossplay, Confidential Documents Reveal

It's no secret that Sony held back PS4 cross-platform play for years, but new confidential documents and emails reveal just how much Sony was against letting people play the same games with their friends on other platforms. From a report: Sony initially blocked cross-platform play for both Rocket League and Minecraft, despite Nintendo and Microsoft both enabling players to play across Xbox and Switch. The issue really blew up when Sony blocked Fortnite crossplay in 2018, and players were angry. ...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Tech, Epic, Sony, Nintendo, Epic Games, Corsi, Rocket League, Sony Epic, Fortnite, Joe Kreiner Epic, Kreiner, Kreiner Sony, Gio Corsi Sony


The Epic vs. Apple Hearing Is Already a Disaster

The Epic v. Apple trial kicked off on Monday morning, and it’s already devolved into a giant, internet-fueled mess. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Software, Itunes, Epic, Computing, Reddit, App Store, Apple Inc, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, Windows Games, Fortnite, Video Gaming, Sweeny, Technology Internet


Epic Games vs. Apple Trial Begins With Opening Remarks Underway

The first day of the bench trial between Fortnite creator Epic Games and Apple is officially underway, with the companies delivering opening remarks before District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in a Northern California courtroom. The saga dates back to August 2020, when Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store after Epic Games introduced a direct payment option in the app for its in-game currency V-Bucks, in defiance of the App Store rules. In what appears to have been an orchestrated move, ...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Northern California, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, App Store Apple, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Tim Cook Phil Schiller Eddy Cue, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple


Apple and the maker of 'Fortnite' are facing off in an epic legal battle. Here's what the companies are fighting about and what to expect in the courtroom.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the court proceedings start this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. As a result of the legal spat, "Fortnite" was kicked off Apple's iPhone and iPad last year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are going to battle in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, California, Trends, Smartphones, Epic, Tim Cook


Read the 2 a.m. declaration of war Apple CEO Tim Cook got from the billionaire CEO behind 'Fortnite' before the companies head to court this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The upcoming legal battle between Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" was sparked by a 2 a.m. email. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a 2 a.m. email on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions," Sweeney said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are going to court...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Cook, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Unreal Engine, Sweeney


Fortnite takes on Apple over App Store charges

Epic’s antitrust lawsuit against the tech giant could decide the future of Apple's App Store.
Tags: Apple, News, Fortnite


Apple’s app store goes on trial Monday in suit brought by maker of Fortnite

On Monday, Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years: A trial that threatens to upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year while feeding more than 1.6 billion iPhones, iPads, and other devices.
Tags: Apple, Fortnite


Apple's battle with Fortnite could change the iPhone as we know it

Epic Games changed the video game world with Fortnite. Now it wants to upend Apple's iPhone too.
Tags: Apple, Fortnite


Apple's battle with Fortnite could change the iPhone as we know it

Epic Games changed the video game world with Fortnite. Now it wants to upend Apple's iPhone too.
Tags: Apple, Fortnite


PortalOne raises $15M from Atari and more for a new hybrid gaming/TV show app

Gaming and streamed video have been two of the biggest pastime winners during the last year+ of pandemic living. Today a startup that has created an app that brings those two entertainment formats together is announcing a notable seed round of funding as it prepares to come out of closed beta. PortalOne, a hybrid gaming startup, is announcing a $15 million seed round of funding as it prepares to come out of closed beta with an app that lets people play on-demand games and also watch live shows i...
Tags: Gaming, Europe, Hollywood, Taylor Swift, Funding, US, Tech, Justin Bieber, Miami, Norway, Atari, Hulu, Voice, Warner Brothers, Cto, Oslo


Apple finally rolled out the privacy feature Facebook has been protesting for months. It's the latest skirmish in an ongoing rivalry between Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP; Francois Mori/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been adversaries for years. They've traded barbs over how expensive Apple products are and the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Recently, Facebook has been fighting back against Apple's new privacy feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The long-standing feud between Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook appears to be raging on.The ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Congress, Time, Trends, Features, Getty Images, Idaho, Washington Dc, New York Times, Tim Cook, The Times, The New York Times


Eddy Cue Wanted to Port iMessage to Android in 2013 According to Epic Deposition

As Epic Games prepares for its upcoming bench trial with Apple, the company has today published depositions that it conducted with several executives, including current iTunes chief Eddy Cue and former software engineering chief Scott Forstall. As someone involved with the App Store since its inception, Cue was asked many questions about how the store runs, and he was also queried on whether Apple once considered opening iMessage up to Android users. "At the time, I think we could have made a...
Tags: Apple, Android, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Paypal, Epic, CUE, App Store, Steve, Sdk, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue, Schiller, Scott Forstall, Forstall


Epic Shares Depositions of Eddy Cue and Scott Forstall Ahead of Trial With Apple

As Epic Games prepares for its upcoming bench trial with Apple, the company has today published depositions that it conducted with several executives, including current iTunes chief Eddy Cue and former software engineering chief Scott Forstall. As someone involved with the App Store since its inception, Cue was asked many questions about how the store runs, and he was also queried on whether Apple once considered opening iMessage up to Android users. "At the time, I think we could have made a...
Tags: Apple, Android, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Paypal, Epic, CUE, App Store, Steve, Sdk, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue, Schiller, Scott Forstall, Forstall


Apple Files Expert Witness Testimony Ahead of Upcoming Trial With Epic

On Monday, May 3 Apple and Epic will meet in court as their bench trial kicks off over the dispute that Epic started last summer by defying the App Store in-app purchase rules. In preparation for the legal battle, Apple today filed the written testimonies of its witnesses with the court, and if approved, it serves the same function as actual trial testimony, providing insight into the arguments that Apple will make. The expert testimony includes several professors with expertise in law, econo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Epic, Tim Cook, University of Pennsylvania, App Store, Ucla, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Northern California, Eddy Cue, Tim Sweeney, Microsoft Apple, Craig Federighi, Scott Forstall


Daily Crunch: Spotify unveils an in-car entertainment system

Spotify wants to have a bigger presence in your car, Apple hints at iPad-centric announcements and Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop goes on sale. This is your Daily Crunch for April 13, 2021. The big story: Spotify unveils an in-car entertainment system Spotify’s new device is the oddly (but memorably!) named Car Thing. While there are plenty of other ways to listen to Spotify while driving, the company said this will provide a “more seamless” and personalized experience. Car Thing includes a touc...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Hardware, Media, Microsoft, Tech, Automotive, Epic, Startup Alley, Facebook Instagram, Fortnite, Oversight Board, Daily Crunch, JP Morgan Mastercard UBS, LinkedIn Extra Crunch



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