May 19, 2022

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Apple will only allow Fortnite to return to the App Store after all legal avenues have been exhausted

Apple will only allow Fortnite to return to the App Store after all legal avenues have been exhausted

We knew that the A dispute between Apple and Epic Not finished. behind the Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers’ decisionThe referee revealed that the Cupertino company had to Allow external links to other payment methods In your digital store apps.

However, the judge also ruled that Apple could not be considered a monopoly. The next step on the part of Epic was Submit an appeal Before making a decision, they look for a judgment that is more in line with their interests. Now, Tim Sweeney, president of Epic Games, has announced on Twitter that Apple will not allow Fortnite to be returned to the App Store.

Late the night before, Apple notified Epic that Fortnite would be blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem until all appeals in court had been exhausted, which could take a process of up to 5 years.

The email from Apple attorney Mark A. Perry read: “Apple has exercised its discretion by not resetting the Epic Developer Program account at this time.” “What is more, Apple will not consider any further reset request Until the judgment of the district court becomes final and not subject to appeal,” the company confirms.

This situation actually happened in South Korea, where Apple refused to return its developer account to Epic. Legal channels can be exhausted Prolonging the conflict for five years, as Sweeney points out.

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