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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


Apple Rejected Approximately 35% of Apps Submitted to App Store Between 2017 and 2019

The ongoing Epic Games v. Apple trial continues to provide insight into Apple's App Store processes, with documents today offering up details on the number of apps submitted to the ‌App Store‌ and rejected by Apple's review processes. Apple received an average of five million app submissions per year between 2017 and 2019, and between 33 and 35 percent of apps submitted were rejected by Apple's review team. On average, there were 1.7 million apps rejected per year, though the rejection rate w...
Tags: Apple, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Epic Games, Magellan, Interestingly Apple, Epic Games vs. Apple, Trystan Kosmynka, Kosmynka


If 12% is the new 30%, 4% is the new 12%

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole team was aboard for this recording, with Grace and Chris behind the scenes, and Danny, Alex, and Natasha on the mics. We had to cut more than we included this week, which should give you a good idea of how busy the startup and VC worlds are of late. Make sure that you are following the podcast on Twitter, where we post all sorts of memes and cuts and, per...
Tags: Apple, TC, Uber, Twitter, Microsoft, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Epic, Sony, Venture Capital, Equity, Alex, Clever, Edtech, Nuzzel, Chris


Punitive damages and rejected pleas

This week we highlight petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether an award of punitive damages that doubles the compensatory damages can comport with due process and how a defendant can prove ineffective assistance of counsel in rejecting a plea offer. After a jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Epic Systems won an award of $140 million in compensatory damages in a trade-secrets dispute with Tata Consulting Services. Th...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Epic, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Taylor, Russell, U S Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, Lumpkin, Anaya, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd


Apple Offered Special App Store API Access to Hulu and Other Developers

Today is the fourth day of the Epic Games v. Apple legal battle, and documents shared in the trial continue to give us insight into the App Store and Apple's business practices. ‌App Store‌ Vice President Matt Fischer is on the stand answering questions from Apple and Epic lawyers, and one of the emails shared as evidence confirms that Apple has established special deals with major app developers like Hulu. In 2018, a tweet from developer David Barnard commented about ‌App Store‌ subscriptio...
Tags: Apple, Google Play, Epic, App Store, Hulu, Epic Games, Sweeney, Fischer, Tim Sweeney, David Barnard, Matt Fischer, Epic Games vs. Apple, Cindy Lin


Xbox consoles have never turned a profit for Microsoft

An executive confirms that in the Epic v. Apple trial.
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Epic


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


Epic v. Apple turns into Windows v. Xbox

"What’s a computer" finally gets its day in court
Tags: Apple, Epic


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


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


At its heart, the legal spat between Apple and 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is about whether or not the iPhone is a computer

Epic Games Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are fighting in court over how the App Store works. Lawyers for the two companies presented their opening remarks on Monday, which laid out their cases. At the heart of the fight is a fundamental disagreement on whether or not the iPhone is a computer. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games just kicked off a legal battle that could have major implications for the future of the App Store...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Video Games, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Epic Games, Moore, Forrest, Tim Sweeney


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


Epic Games buys artist community ArtStation, drops commissions to 12%

One the same day as Fortnite maker Epic Games goes to trial with one of the biggest legal challenges to the App Store’s business model to date, it has simultaneously announced the acquisition of the artist portfolio community ArtStation — and immediately lowered the commissions on sales. Now standard creators on ArtStation will see the same 12% commission rate found in Epic’s own Games Store for PCs, instead of the 30% it was before. This reduced rate is meant to serve as an example the wider co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Energy, Gaming, Apps, Microsoft, Tech, Software, United States, Epic, Computing, M&a, App Store, Streaming Video


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


10 Things in Politics: Big problems may await the economy

Good morning! I hope you had a nice weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:America is getting ready for its post pandemic glow-upThese nine chiefs of staff counsel House Republicans' unruliest conspiracy theoristsSpace agencies couldn't stop a simulated asteroid from crashing ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Utah, Post, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Senate, White House, Virginia, India, Narendra Modi, US, America, Trends


Epic v. Apple: The legal challenge that could remake the future of the digital economy

Ever since it was launched in 2008, the Apple App Store has been the sole gatekeeper between apps and iPhones and iPads. Other platforms, such as Google's Android, allow apps to be downloaded through third-party app stores. For any developers who want on to Apple's mobile devices, though, the choice is simple — it's the App Store or nothing.
Tags: Apple, Google, Cnn, Epic, Apple App Store


As Epic v. Apple approaches the courtroom, Valve is getting sued over Steam too

Scrutiny over 30 percent app store taxes hits PC gaming giant
Tags: Apple, Epic


The Future Of Apple’s (And Others’) App Store

Epic’s battle with Apple is coming to the courts in Oakland, California on May 3. The history of the battle (aka “Project Liberty”) is well documented in the news. You may be more familiar with Epic’s popular multiplayer game Fortnite than the privately held parent company that today is worth an estimated $28 billion. What’s […]
Tags: Apple, Marketing, Epic, Mobile Technology, Age Of The Customer, Oakland California


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


‘Insecure’ Alum Alexander Hodge to Guest Star in ABC Drama Pilot ‘Epic’ From ‘Once Upon a Time’ Creators (EXCLUSIVE)

Alexander Hodge will guest star in ABC’s drama pilot “Epic,” hailing from “Once Upon a Time” creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. The actor joins previously announced lead cast members Eleanor Fanyinka (“Masters of Love,” “Holby City”) and Brittany O’Grady (“Little Voice,” “Star”) in the ABC Signature production. “Epic” is described as a romantic anthology […]
Tags: News, Abc, Once Upon A Time, Epic, Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, ABC Signature, Alexander Hodge, Eleanor Fanyinka, Brittany O Grady Little Voice Star


Senate antitrust hearing on app stores gives Apple critics a big soapbox

The latest hearing to target big tech will drill down on competition in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The hearing, set for Wednesday at 2:30PM ET, will feature testimony from the two big app store gatekeepers, and three companies that have banded together to critique the immense power that Apple and Google command in the mobile software market. Last year, 13 app makers banded together to create the Coalition for App Fairness, a group organizing against Apple in particular for its strangleho...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Government, Senate, US, Tech, North Dakota, Epic, House, Coalition, Prober, App Store Apple, Sen Amy Klobuchar D MN, CJ Prober, Tinder Hinge