Judge rules Apple not a monopoly, but it has to stop acting like one


The ruling will also force Apple to accommodate developers. iOS apps must be allowed the choice of payment options. From now on, users will have buttons or links to other places where they can pay. Apple’s highly profitable and anti-competitive payment policies will be overhauled.  

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The injunction will take effect in 90 days unless an appeal to a higher court causes a delay.

Under the new order, Apple is “…permanently restrained and enjoined from prohibiting developers from including in their apps and their metadata buttons, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms, in addition to In-App Purchasing and communicating with customers through points of contact obtained voluntarily from customers through account registration within the app.”

Epic and Apple respond

In response to the ruling, Epic Games is requesting Apple put its Fortnite Game back in the App Store.