Read Epic's new, full argument why a court should force Apple to reinstate Fortnite

Read Epic's new, full argument why a court should force Apple to reinstate Fortnite
  • Shortly before midnight on the Friday before Labor Day weekend, Epic Games pushed the button on its next legal action against Apple’s ban on the immensely popular Fortnite.
  • Now, you can read the company’s full argument and decide whether you think Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers is likely to be swayed.
  • In the new filing, Epic argues that more than its reputation has been harmed: “Daily active users on iOS have declined by over 60% since Fortnite’s removal from the App Store.”
  • Epic says iOS is the biggest platform for Fortnite, too: 116 million registered users, or nearly a third of the 350 million registered users Epic says Fortnite has attracted in total. It also claims 63 percent of Fortnite users on iOS access Fortnite only on iOS, and that it’s the only way for many people to play the game.
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Today we asked the Court to stop Apple’s retaliation against Epic for daring to challenge its unlawful restrictions while our antitrust case proceeds. This is a necessary step to free consumers and developers from Apple’… Show more
Richard Chen
I turn creatives into services.

Which PR firm is running this?

Reinier Garcia Ramos
Highly focused and reliable Ruby on Rails Developer, with an excellent learning capacity and a high dedication to work.

Apple is not "retaliating" and doesn't really care at all about your so-call "challenge". They are a multibillion corporation. You are NOTHING compared to them. They only care about you BREAKING THE 30% CONTRACT, previou… Show more

Reinier Garcia Ramos
Highly focused and reliable Ruby on Rails Developer, with an excellent learning capacity and a high dedication to work.

Whoever decides to sell an app on App Store, he/she previously needs to accept the terms, which includes the 30% fee in order to use Apple's in-app payments option. It's a business, not a charity. If you later don't pay … Show more

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Michael Lancaster
Founder at Padaone.app. Former software engineer manager at Blackberry and former software engineer at Mesosphere and Uptake. Built @Soundnodeapp for fun.

@Reinier Garcia Ramos I believe most developers understand that its a business and not charity. Everyone I spoke to would be glad to pay a fee but not a whopping 30%. if you haven't gone through the process yourself it w… Show more

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Matt Motherway
Full stack web developer. Been involved in Internet technologies ever since cs193p @stanford. Love and respect the craft of building software.

@Reinier Garcia Ramos @Michael Lancaster the fee is whopping, but the only way it goes down is if the purely voluntary contracts decline in number. Apple is in business to maximize profits while obeying the law. I don’t … Show more

Bruce N. Goren
I make my living as an expert freelance web video editor, cannabis consultant, voice-over artist and technical marketing writer.

@Reinier Garcia Ramos Except that Apple does the exact same thing to the US government. Tim Cook knows the cost of doing business but feels the USA tax rate is too high, so he uses lawyers and overseas laundering tricks … Show more

Charles Arthur
Charles Arthur
@charlesarthur
My prediction: injunction will be refused. Reason: Epic brought ejection upon themselves, as judge observed in judgment on TRO request. https://t.co/da7gcn3ksB
M W
@aerendir , Chief Technology Officer (CTO) @aerendir , Head of Embedded Systems And Software Engineering

Your crystal ball is broken then.

Michael Lancaster
Founder at Padaone.app. Former software engineer manager at Blackberry and former software engineer at Mesosphere and Uptake. Built @Soundnodeapp for fun.

If it's hard for @Epic Games now imagine for thousands if not millions of other small businesses and solo developers that have been harmed by these types of actions from @Apple

I built an app to help trainers and coaches… Show more

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Gary Weng
PhD in IT, full-stack developer

@Michael Lancaster I think what Apple is saying is that you should add 30% to your price, just pass it along to the users.

Michael Lancaster
Founder at Padaone.app. Former software engineer manager at Blackberry and former software engineer at Mesosphere and Uptake. Built @Soundnodeapp for fun.

@Gary Weng Yes. You can't let the users know you are charging them 30% more because of the @Apple fee nor can you tell them to buy somewhere else, like the website instead.

The 30% affect the product offers a lot when com… Show more

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Gary Weng
PhD in IT, full-stack developer

@Michael Lancaster I know. Small players are between a rock and a hard place. It’s a tough world out there, so I’d say either make your product so good that people will pay top dollars for it or don’t use Apple.

Robin Rosenblatt
Founder Israel Longhorn Project

Get a good Lawyer

Matthew Gaudio
Passionate Lead Developer with an interest in the competitive gaming arena.

You guys should give up. Go home. Its a joke. Jokes over.