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Epic CEO: Apple Won't Let Fortnite Back Until Case Ends

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Fortnite maker Epic, said Wednesday it's been told by Apple that the game will be “blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem" until the companies' legal case is resolved and all appeals are exhausted, which could take as long as five years.
Tags: Apple, Epic, Tim Sweeney


'Fortnite' may not return to iPhones for up to 5 years, if ever

Epic Games It sounds like "Fortnite" isn't coming back to the iPhone anytime soon. Epic says it won't bring the game back to the iPhone unless Apple allows alternate payment forms. Apple says it won't even consider allowing Epic back until the the companies' legal spat is over. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. It sounds like "Fortnite" won't be back on Apple's iPhone anytime soon. Based on the most recent exchanges between "Fortnite" maker E...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Gaming, Lawsuit, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Epic, App Store, Litigation, iOS App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Phil Schiller


You Won't Be Able to Download Fortnite From the iOS App Store Anytime Soon

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says Apple won't let Fortnite back in until all court appeals have been exhausted.
Tags: Apple, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite


Apple Bans Fortnite Until Appeals Are Exhausted in Legal Fight

Apple plans to keep Fortnite off of its App Store until appeals are exhausted in its legal battle with Epic Games, the maker of the popular battle-royale game. From a report: Apple sent a letter to Epic Tuesday saying that it "will not consider any further requests for reinstatement until the district court's judgment becomes final and nonappealable." The letter, sent to Epic's lawyers from a firm representing Apple, was published on Twitter by Epic Chief Executive Officer Tim Sweeney. That proc...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Epic, App Store, Tim Sweeney, Apple Bans Fortnite Until Appeals Are Exhausted


Fortnite remains blacklisted by Apple, according to Epic boss Tim Sweeney

Apple issued another hit to Epic Games in their fight, allegedly blacklisting Fortnite from the App Store completely.
Tags: Apple, Gaming, News, Trends, Mobile Gaming, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Apple Vs Epic, Epic Vs Apple


Apple won’t let Fortnite back on iOS until the Epic v. Apple verdict is final

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney revealed the conversation in a series of tweets.
Tags: Apple, Epic, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite


Apple Won't Allow Fortnite Back in the App Store Until Legal Battle Ends Due to Epic's 'Duplicitous Conduct'

Apple has no plans to allow Fortnite to return to the App Store in the near future, Apple's lawyers told Epic's lawyers this week. Further, Apple does not intend to consider requests for the reinstatement of the Epic Games developer account until the court's judgment is "final and nonappealable," a process that could span years. Apple provided this information to ‌Epic Games‌ after Epic CEO Tim Sweeney emailed Apple's Phil Schiller and asked for the ‌Epic Games‌ developer account to be reinst...
Tags: Apple, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Further Apple, Epic Games vs. Apple


Epic Games Pays Apple $6 Million as Ordered by Court

Epic Games today paid Apple $6,000,000 in royalties, ‌Epic Games‌ CEO Tim Sweeney said on Twitter. As part of the ruling in the ongoing Epic v. Apple legal battle, Epic was last week ordered by the court to pay 30 percent of the revenue that it collected from the Fortnite app using its illicit direct payment option. Back at the start of the dispute between Epic and Apple, Epic added a direct purchase option to the Fortnite app, skirting Apple's in-app purchase rules. This violation of Apple's...
Tags: Apple, Court, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Apple Epic, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic Games Fortnite Epic Games vs Apple


Epic Games appeals last week’s ruling in antitrust battle with Apple

Fortnite maker Epic Games is appealing last week’s ruling in its court battle with Apple, where a federal judge said Apple would no longer be allowed to block developers from adding links to alternative payment mechanisms, but stopped short of dubbing Apple a monopolist. The latter would have allowed Epic Games to argue for alternative means of serving its iOS user base, including perhaps, through third-party app stores or even sideloading capabilities built into Apple’s mobile operating system,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Technology, Tech, Ceo, Software, Netflix, Itunes, United States, Computing, App-store, Judge


NorCal Judge Rules Apple Can’t Force Developers To Exclusively Use App Store Payment System

(CNN) — Apple can no longer prohibit app developers from directing users to payment options outside its App Store, a judge ruled on Friday. The decision, which followed a contentious court battle with the maker of the hugely popular Fortnite video game, is a major blow to Apple — but the company also scored a partial victory as the judge stopped short of calling it a monopoly. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the US District Court in the Northern District of California ruled on Friday that Apple ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, Japan, Technology, Cook, California, Senate, Court, US, San Francisco, Cnn, Netflix, United States, Epic


Epic Games head Tim Sweeney responds to ruling in Apple lawsuit

Judge rules Apple cannot block developers from linking to external payment methods
Tags: Apple, Tim Sweeney


Apple Risks Losing Billions of Dollars Annually From Ruling

Mark Gurman, reporting on Friday's ruling in Apple and Epic lawsuit: So how much does Apple stand to lose? That all comes down to how many developers try to bypass its payment system. Loup Venture's Gene Munster, a longtime Apple watcher, put the range at $1 billion to $4 billion, depending on how many developers take advantage of the new policy. Apple depicted the ruling as a victory, signaling that it's not too worried about the financial impact. "The court has affirmed what we've known all al...
Tags: Apple, Congress, California, Tech, Mark Gurman, Tim Sweeney, Gene Munster, Fortnite, Kate Adams


Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires tutoring platform TakeLessons for undisclosed sum

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hi friends! Welcome back to the Daily Crunch — it’s September 10, 2021. Alex Wilhelm returns next week, so this is my last day as the captain of this ship. Captain of the Daily Crunch. Captain … Crunch? Oh no. Image Credits: evemilla / Getty Images Things I’ve learned: Email newsletters are more stressful than blog posts because you can’t fix typos once they’re ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, South Korea, Microsoft, China, Boston, India, US, Tech, Eu, Epic, San Diego, App Store, Alex, Nickelodeon


Epic CEO: Judge's Decision 'Isn't a Win for Developers or for Consumers,' Fortnite Not Immediately Returning to App Store

The year-long dispute between Epic Games and Apple reached a milestone with Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers delivering a middle-of-the road verdict that isn't quite what ‌Epic Games‌ or Apple wanted. Apple will not be required to support third-party app stores as ‌Epic Games‌ pushed for, but Apple will have to let developers offer "buttons, external links, or other calls to action" to direct customers to in-app purchase alternatives. In a statement on Twitter, ‌Epic Games‌ CEO Tim Sweeney said that t...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Court, Epic, App Store, DPLA, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Horacio Gutierrez, Fortnite, Kate Adams, Epic Games vs. Apple


Apple Trial Ends in Mixed Verdict After Fortnite-Maker’s Monopoly Allegations

The case pitted Steve Jobs’s vision of a walled garden of Apple hardware against Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney’s desire for an open ecosystem.
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Tim Sweeney


A judge just ruled a massive blow against Apple's App Store business

Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer The judge in the case between "Fortnite" maker Epic Games and Apple issued a ruling on Friday. Apple must allow app makers the ability to monetize their apps without paying Apple. Epic has to pay Apple over $3.5 million in owed royalties, and still can't charge users directly. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The end of the months-long legal saga between Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games finally came on Friday when Judge Yvonne Gon...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Gaming, News, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Epic, App Store, iOS App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Sweeney


Apple is delaying its controversial plan to scan iPhones for images of child sex abuse after privacy backlash

Apple will install software on American iPhones that will look for child abuse imagery, the Financial Times reported. MLADEN ANTONOV/Getty Images Apple's controversial safety feature that scans iPhones for iCloud images of child sex abuse is being delayed. The company originally announced the plan in August, with a rollout intended for the fall with the iOS 15. Several tech personalities and advocacy groups criticized the plan for its implications on user privacy. See more stories on I...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, Snowden, Nsa, Trends, Edward Snowden, Icloud, Child Sex Abuse, Financial Times, Cnbc, User Privacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Tim Sweeney, CSAM, Craig Federighi


Mark Zuckerberg wants to expand Facebook into the metaverse, even if nobody knows what that is

"The Matrix." Warner Bros. A metaverse is a virtual universe where people would use digital avatars and VR to interact. It's akin to "The Matrix" or "Ready Player One," where characters are tethered to reality. The concept found renewed chatter after Zuckerberg said Facebook would become a "metaverse company." See more stories on Insider's business page. Mark Zuckerberg thrust a futuristic concept into the limelight earlier this summer when he announced Facebook will become known a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Microsoft, Entertainment, Satya Nadella, Trends, Google Earth, Warner Bros, Vanity Fair, Neal Stephenson, Zuckerberg, Tech Companies, Afp, Stephenson


Apple Publishes FAQ to Address Concerns About CSAM Detection and Messages Scanning

Apple has published a FAQ titled "Expanded Protections for Children" which aims to allay users' privacy concerns about the new CSAM detection in iCloud Photos and communication safety for Messages features that the company announced last week. "Since we announced these features, many stakeholders including privacy organizations and child safety organizations have expressed their support of this new solution, and some have reached out with questions," reads the FAQ. "This document serves to a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Featured, United States, Edward Snowden, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Tim Sweeney, CSAM, Ncmec, Will Cathcart, Apple privacy, NCMEC Apple


Apple Publishes FAQ to Address CSAM Detection and Messages Scanning Concerns

Apple has published a FAQ titled "Expanded Protections for Children" which aims to allay users' privacy concerns about the new CSAM detection in iCloud Photos and communication safety for Messages features that the company announced last week. "Since we announced these features, many stakeholders including privacy organizations and child safety organizations have expressed their support of this new solution, and some have reached out with questions," reads the FAQ. "This document serves to a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Featured, United States, Edward Snowden, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Tim Sweeney, CSAM, Ncmec, Will Cathcart, Apple privacy, NCMEC Apple


Open letter criticizing Apple's plan to scan iPhones for child sexual abuse material attracts 5,000 signatures

An Apple store employee in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo An open letter signed by 5,000 asked Apple to rethink photo scans for child sexual abuse material. The scanning "threatens to undermine fundamental privacy protections," the letter said. WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden voiced concern. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter asking Apple to rethink its rollout of photo scanning to identify child sexual abuse material has bee...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, Privacy, Snowden, Nsa, Trends, Tech, Edward Snowden, Tim Cook, Eff, Icloud, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Freedom Of The Press Foundation, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney


Mark Zuckerberg wants to expand Facebook into the metaverse, but no one's really sure what that means

"The Matrix." Warner Bros. A metaverse is a virtual universe where people would use digital avatars and VR to interact. It's akin to "The Matrix" or "Ready Player One," where characters are tethered to reality. The concept found renewed chatter after Zuckerberg said Facebook would become a "metaverse company." See more stories on Insider's business page. Mark Zuckerberg thrust a futuristic concept into the limelight last week when he announced Facebook will become known as a "metav...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Microsoft, Entertainment, Satya Nadella, Trends, Google Earth, Warner Bros, Vanity Fair, Neal Stephenson, Zuckerberg, Tech Companies, Afp, Stephenson


Elon Musk Backs Epic in Fight Against Apple Over App Store Fees

Epic, which sued Apple last year and has expressed concerns about the exorbitant fees the iPhone-maker charges on App Store (30% on each transaction on year 1 for apps that are not games and 15% on year 2 and beyond), has found a new backer in the court of public opinion: Elon Musk. In a tweet Friday, Musk likened Apple's App Store charges to "a de facto global tax on the Internet." He added, "Epic is right." Epic CEO Tim Sweeney added today: The Apple Tax is far more pernicious than many real...
Tags: Apple, Tech, App Store, Musk, Tim Sweeney, Elon Musk Backs Epic


Apple's IDFA Change Has Triggered 15% To 20% Revenue Drops For iOS Developers

AmiMoJo shares a report from VentureBeat: Apple critics such as Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney have complained about Apple's alleged anticompetitive behavior with the App Store. But Consumer Acquisition's Brian Bowman has frequently sounded the alarm on Apple's decision to favor user privacy over targeted ads by changing access to its Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA). Based on Consumer Acquisition's analysis of $300 million in paid social ad spending, IDFA has had a devastating impact, Bowman said ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Bowman, Tim Sweeney, Brian Bowman, IDFA


Apple Admits It Ranked Its Files App Ahead of Competitor Dropbox

During the Epic v. Apple trial, an email chain surfaced that reveals Apple seemingly admitted "it manually boosted the ranking of its own Files app ahead of the competition for 11 entire months," reports The Verge. This comes after two monstrous reports by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times showed Apple's App Store clearly and consistently ranking its own apps ahead of competitors. Apple claimed it had done nothing wrong. The Verge reports: "We are removing the manual boost and the s...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Epic, New York Times, App Store, Wall Street Journal, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Naskar, Matt Fischer, Debankur Naskar


At its heart, the legal battle 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. The three-week trial began wrapping up on Friday, with Apple CEO Tim Cook taking the stand. 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 are nearing the end of a protracted legal battle that could have major implications for the future of the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Video Games, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Epic Games, Moore, Forrest, Tim Sweeney


Tim Cook plays innocent in Epic v Apple’s culminating testimony

Apple CEO Tim Cook took his first turn in the witness chair this morning in what is probably the most anticipated testimony of the Epic v. Apple antitrust case. But rather than a fiery condemnation of Epic’s shenanigans and allegations, Cook offered a mild, carefully tended ignorance that left many of the lawsuit’s key questions unanswered, or unanswerable. This anticlimax may not make for exciting reporting, but it could serve to defang the dangerous, if somewhat dubious, argument that Apple’s ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Europe, Lawsuit, Cook, Mac, China, Tech, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Apple App Store, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Dorothy Atkins


Tim Cook is making a rare appearance to defend his company under oath

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking the stand as a witness under oath in a major lawsuit on Friday. "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the bench trial started early this month in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday is scheduled to take the s...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Lawsuit, Cook, Legal, News, California, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, iOS App Store, Epic Games, Payment


Viruses and malware on Mac computers have reached an 'unacceptable' level, according to Apple exec Craig Federighi

Apple Apple's computers are getting slammed with malware and viruses, according to Apple. "It's an endless game of whack-a-mole," Apple senior VP Craig Federighi said in court on Wednesday. The rare admission is part of Apple's defense in an ongoing lawsuit brought by "Fortnite" maker Epic Games. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple's computers, from its iconic iMac to the latest MacBook, are getting slammed by malware and viruses.That's accord...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Security, Ipad, Lawsuit, Legal, News, Mac, California, Trends, Cybersecurity, Macbook, Epic, Bill Gates, Tim Cook