Apple bans Fortnite from App Store during Epic Games legal battle

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, says Apple banned Fortnite from the App Store because of a dispute with production company Epic.

This means that new games with iPhones or other Apple devices for sale will only come up with one game for sale.

Sweeney quoted Apple in a series of tweets, saying the update could take up to five years.

Infotech asked Apple for comment.

Those who have already downloaded the game on their Apple devices can do so, but no refunds will be given.

The Legal Words

Fortnite was removed from the Apple Store last year for breaking the rules and paying for the subscription.

Apple paid 30% on all in-app purchases, but this event was prevented.

The move led Epic Games to accuse Apple of using the App Store independently.

In September a US court ruled:

The judge also ruled that Epic could not prove any legal basis for Apple.

Epic and Apple are addressing the problem.

“It’s been a year since Apple told the world, courts, and writers that they would welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agreed to play by the same rules as everyone else.” Sweeney wrote on Twitter.

“Epic agrees, and now even Apple is refusing to harass more than a billion users.”

In a letter to Sweeney, Apple said that Epic is “deliberately breaking the agreement and relying on Apple’s hidden code” and will not present its account “until legal action is taken.”

In the meantime, Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to email his employees not to divulge any secrets.

Apple employees said in a statement that the company “will do everything possible to identify those who share the news with reporters.”

“Apple doesn’t reveal any secrets,” he said.

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