Additionally, the tech giant’s spokesperson noted that Epic agreed freely to the Apps Store terms and guidelines for a decade. The Fortnite developer “built such a successful business on the App Store and its “business interests now lead them to push for a special arrangement.”
“We will make every effort to work with Epic to resolve these violations so they can return Fortnite to the App Store,” according to the spokesperson for Apple.
Epic responded with a lawsuit, which means it does not want to work with Apple to resolve the matter.
Epic is not seeking monetary relief for damages caused by Apple
In the lawsuit, Epic alleged that “Apple imposes unreasonable and unlawful restraints to completely monopolize” the multibillion-dollar iOS App distribution market and the iOS in-app payment Processing market.
Epic stated, “The anti-competitive consequences of Apple’s conduct are pervasive… and its lawsuit aims to “end Apple’s unfair and anti-competitive actions…”
Epic said it is “not seeking monetary compensation” for the financial harm caused by Apple. It is not seeking favorable treatment for itself. Instead, it is “seeking injunctive relief to allow fair competition in these two key markets that directly affect hundreds of millions of consumers and tens of thousands, if not more, of third-party app developers.”