• Apple files countersuit against ‘Fortnite’ developer Epic Games

    Apple files countersuit against ‘Fortnite’ developer Epic Games

    Apple turned up the heat in its high-stakes legal battle against “Fortnite” developer Epic Games on Tuesday, filing a countersuit asking for damages resulting from lost App Store fees. Apple, which kicked “Fortnite” off the App Store last month after Epic instituted a new payment system which would have allowed it to circumvent the 30 …
  • Apple terminates ‘Fortnite’ maker’s App Store developer account

    Apple terminates ‘Fortnite’ maker’s App Store developer account

    In a major blow to maker of “Fortnite”, Apple has terminated the developer account of Epic Games, yanking all of the company’s titles from its App Store. The move comes amid a heated legal battle between the two companies which was kickstarted when Epic Games implemented a payments system which would allow it to get …
  • Facebook says Apple kept users in the dark about App Store fees

    Facebook says Apple kept users in the dark about App Store fees

    Facebook this week doubled down on its criticism of Apple’s steep 30 percent App Store fees, revealing that the iPhone maker rejected its attempt to be transparent about the fees in its app. The social networking giant said that Apple did not let it tell users of a new online events feature that Apple takes …
  • Epic Games won’t remove feature that got Fortnite booted from Apple App Store

    Epic Games won’t remove feature that got Fortnite booted from Apple App Store

    Epic Games said Wednesday it will not remove a direct payment feature it enabled on Apple devices recently, a move that would mean iPhone users will not receive the latest version of the popular video game “Fortnite.” A legal battle ensued after Epic rolled out its own method of in-game purchases for “Fortnite” on Apple’s …
  • Judge protects Epic Games’ Unreal Engine in legal battle with Apple

    Judge protects Epic Games’ Unreal Engine in legal battle with Apple

    Epic Games won a partial victory in its legal battle with Apple when a federal judge barred the Silicon Valley titan from kneecapping the “Fortnite” maker’s trademark development tool. US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers barred Apple from restricting access to the Unreal Engine — which powers three-dimensional graphics in many video games — in …
  • Microsoft backs Epic Games in fight over Apple’s App Store fees

    Microsoft backs Epic Games in fight over Apple’s App Store fees

    Microsoft has joined “Fortnite” developer Epic Games in its battle against Apple over app fees. The software giant co-founded by Bill Gates said in a Sunday court filing that Apple’s threat to cut off Epic from its developer tools later this week would hurt not only Microsoft’s gaming business, but that of other companies as …
  • Apple asks judge to reject Fortnite maker’s bid to be kept in App Store

    Apple asks judge to reject Fortnite maker’s bid to be kept in App Store

    Apple on Friday asked a federal judge in California to deny a request by “Fortnite” maker Epic Games to be kept in the iPhone maker’s App Store as a dispute between the two over Apple’s in-app payment rules plays out. In a filing before US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, Calif., Apple called …
  • News publishers join battle against Apple over App Store revenue

    News publishers join battle against Apple over App Store revenue

    Apple’s App Store rebellion is growing. A week after “Fortnite” maker Epic Games sued Apple for booting its mega-popular game off the App Store when it tried to circumvent the company’s steep 30 percent cut of all in-app purchases, major news publishers are banding together to seek more favorable terms on commissions. In a letter …
  • Scalpers sell used iPhones pre-loaded with ‘Fortnite’ for thousands

    Scalpers sell used iPhones pre-loaded with ‘Fortnite’ for thousands

    Apple’s ban of “Fortnite” from its App Store has led opportunistic sellers to try to make a quick buck. Listings of iPhones loaded with the wildly popular, battle royale game have flooded eBay this week. A search for the term “Fortnite iPhone” brought up more than 675 results at the auction site, many of them asking …
  • Epic Games asks judge to stop Apple from retaliating after App Store ban

    Epic Games asks judge to stop Apple from retaliating after App Store ban

    Epic Games is asking a judge to prevent Apple from retaliating against it as it resists the iPhone maker’s policy of taking a 30 percent cut of all in-app purchases. The maker of “Fortnite” — the mega-popular game which was banned from the App Store last week after it introduced a new payment system that …