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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


Fortnite season 6, week 8 challenges and how to complete them

In this guide, we break down all of the new Fortnite challenges for season 6, week 8. Here is the new set of challenges and how to complete the trickier ones.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, How-to, Epic Games, Fortnite, Fortnite Guides, Battle roayle


We were 'blindsided' by Epic's cheek, claims Apple exec on 4th day of antitrust wrangling

I thought we were friends An Apple exec has spoken of his shock after Fortnite creator Epic Games installed a hotfix that allowed it to deploy its own payment methods, thus skirting the 30 per cent App Store tax.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Epic Games


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


Fortnite challenge guide: Use launcher from Guardian Towers

Having trouble using launchers from Guardian Towers in Fortnite? In this guide, we'll show you where to locate them and how to complete the new challenge.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, How-to, Epic Games, Battle Royale, Fortnite, Fortnite Guides


Fortnite challenge guide: Collect research books from Holly Hedges and Pleasant Park

One of the new challenges during Fortnite season 6, week 8 requires you to find research books across Holly Hedges and Pleasant Park. Here are their locations.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, How-to, Epic Games, Battle Royale, Fortnite, Pleasant Park, Fortnite Guides, Holly Hedges


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


Apple Discussed 'Punitive Measures' Against Netflix for Dropping In-App Purchases

As the Epic Games v. Apple trial progresses into its third day, Apple's internal documents and communications with various companies are continuing to surface, giving us some insight into the dealings that Apple has had around the App Store. Back in December 2018, Netflix stopped offering in-app subscription options for new or resubscribing members and instead began requiring them to sign up for Netflix outside of the ‌App Store‌ in order to avoid paying Apple's 30 percent cut. As it turns ou...
Tags: Apple, Netflix, Tim Cook, App Store, Epic Games, IAP, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple Discussed Punitive Measures Against Netflix, Carson Oliver, Netflix Epic Games Epic Games


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


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 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


Googlers fight to stay home and Apple goes to court

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Google employees fight for the right to work from homeApple App Store model is under attackHow Etsy's marketplace became a free-for-all of listings for dead pets, radioactive material and weapons Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to the Bea...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, Enterprise, Media, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Etsy, Obama, Newsletter, Trends, Remote Work


Europe charges Apple with antitrust breach, citing Spotify App Store complaint

The European Commission has announced that it’s issued formal antitrust charges against Apple, saying today that its preliminary view is Apple’s app store rules distort competition in the market for music streaming services by raising the costs of competing music streaming app developers. The Commission begun investigating competition concerns related to iOS App Store (and also Apple Pay) last summer. “The Commission takes issue with the mandatory use of Apple’s own in-app purchase mechanism imp...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Ipad, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Lawsuit, UK, Supreme Court, Senate, US, Tech


Fortnite season 6, week 7 challenges and how to complete them

Fortnite's season 6, week 7 is underway, with a new batch of challenges! Here, we'll detail all the new quests and show you how to complete the hard ones.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, How-to, Epic Games, Battle Royale, Fortnite, Fortnite Guides


Fortnite challenge: How to get Makeshift, Primal, and Mechanical weapon eliminations

During Fortnite season 6, week 7, you're required to earn eliminations with Makeshift, Primal, and Mechanical weapons. In this guide, we'll show you how.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, How-to, Epic Games, Battle Royale, Fortnite, Fortnite Guides


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