Apple terminated the Epic Games account on its App Store because of ongoing legal issues over in-app payment guidelines set by Apple and accusations that constitute a monopoly.
Right after terminating the Epic Games account on Apple App Store. On Friday, Epic Games stated that it has asked the court to stop Apple’s so-called “RETALIATION” against the FORTNITE.
The preliminary injunction filing in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California was made by Epic Games to get back its developer account on Apple App Store.
Epic Games also stated that Apple’s actions should be seen as “a clear warning” to other developers:
“This was a clear warning to any other developer that would dare challenge Apple’s monopolies: follow our rules or we will cut you off from a billion iOS consumers – challenge us and we will destroy your business”, Epic Games said in Friday’s filing.
Apple is described as a “monopolist” maintaining its monopolies by “explicitly prohibiting any competitive entry”, said in Epic Games filing.
Epic Games also argued that they’ll “likely to suffer irreparable harm” in the absence of a preliminary injunction and that “the balance of harm tips sharply in Epic’s favor”.
Apple said they’ll welcome Fortnite back to the App Store if they follow the guidelines set by Apple by removing the direct payment features from the game even though Epic Games refused to agree and said that such terms will be “to collude with Apple to maintain their monopoly over in-app payments on iOS.”