Apple denied request to delay App Store changes resulting from Epic lawsuit

A federal court judge on Tuesday denied Apple’s request to stay enforcement of mandated App Store changes resulting from the company’s high-profile legal spat with Epic Games.Following a brief in-court hearing on the matter, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers tossed Apple’s motion to stay court orders that would force the company to nix App Store anti-steering rules prohibiting developers from integrating purchase buttons and links within their apps.The ruling dates back to the conclusion of the Epic v. Apple case. In an attempt to sidestep App Store commissions and launch a pre-planned legal barrage designed to upend App Store policy, Epic last year surreptitiously included a direct payment alternative in its popular game “Fortnite.” Apple pulled the game for flouting App Store guidelines, triggering a legal blitz centering on antitrust issues. Read more…
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