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A Judge Forces Apple To Open Payments Of Its Platform To Other Systems

A judge forces Apple to open the payments of its platform to other systems.

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Californian tech giant Apple to change the practices of its App Store, in a long-awaited ruling in the antitrust case brought by Epic Games, publisher of the popular video game Fortnite.

Under the ruling, Apple can no longer force app developers to use its payment system, a central issue in the litigation with Epic Games that could have far-reaching implications for the industry.

Epic Games denounced the Californian multinational because it kept 30% of the payments made by iPhone and iPad users who played ‘Fortnite’, and which were, in most cases, micropayments to get advances in the game. Apple replied and offered Epic to negotiate the commission, but they opted for the judicial route.

According to the ruling, Apple cannot force developers who use its platform, Apple Store, to use its payment system on their terminals, and therefore cannot charge them a commission for each purchase they make on it. In addition, it will be obliged to facilitate the use of competitor systems.

The judicial battle is also raised in Brussels.

A judge forces Apple to open the payments of its platform to other systems.

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Californian tech giant Apple to change the practices of its App Store, in a long-awaited ruling in the antitrust case brought by Epic Games, publisher of the popular video game Fortnite.

Under the ruling, Apple can no longer force app developers to use its payment system, a central issue in the litigation with Epic Games that could have far-reaching implications for the industry.

Epic Games denounced the Californian multinational because it kept 30% of the payments made by iPhone and iPad users who played ‘Fortnite’, and which were, in most cases, micropayments to get advances in the game. Apple replied and offered Epic to negotiate the commission, but they opted for the judicial route.

According to the ruling, Apple cannot force developers who use its platform, Apple Store, to use its payment system on their terminals, and therefore cannot charge them a commission for each purchase they make on it. In addition, it will be obliged to facilitate the use of competitor systems.

The judicial battle is also raised in Brussels.

A judge forces Apple to open the payments of its platform to other systems.

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Californian tech giant Apple to change the practices of its App Store, in a long-awaited ruling in the antitrust case brought by Epic Games, publisher of the popular video game Fortnite.

Under the ruling, Apple can no longer force app developers to use its payment system, a central issue in the litigation with Epic Games that could have far-reaching implications for the industry.

Epic Games denounced the Californian multinational because it kept 30% of the payments made by iPhone and iPad users who played ‘Fortnite’, and which were, in most cases, micropayments to get advances in the game. Apple replied and offered Epic to negotiate the commission, but they opted for the judicial route.

According to the ruling, Apple cannot force developers who use its platform, Apple Store, to use its payment system on their terminals, and therefore cannot charge them a commission for each purchase they make on it. In addition, it will be obliged to facilitate the use of competitor systems.

The judicial battle is also raised in Brussels.

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