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Microsoft backs Epic Games in fight over Apple’s App Store fees

Microsoft backs Epic Games in fight over Apple’s App Store fees

Microsoft is supporting Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, in its battle against Apple. The software giant said in a court filing that Apple’s threat to cut off Epic from its developer tools would hurt not only Microsoft, but that of other companies as well. Before that Apple had pulled Fortnite from its App Store after Epic deliberately broke its rules in protest at Apple’s policies.

KCooper
KCooper
Lcifer
Lcifer 3 months

Apple sucks anyway let's pay X more for a product with a logo that is built with sub par components compared to the leading competitor that cost less and gives you more Example top of the line Apple pc. Apple Mac Pro 28 Core Intel Xeon, 2.5GHz, GPU Combo 2xAMD Radeon Vega II Duo 64GB HBM2, $50,199.00 Digital Storm AVENTUM AI workstation with comparable (better parts) dual Nvidia Titan video cards, Intel I-9x gold series 18 core at 4.8GB $20,444 Less then half the price and nearly double the product

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 3 months

This what happens when you allow a company to own the actual market. They implement their own taxes on the sales. Apple isn't providing a service beyond the download or updates of the app. They can only demand more money because they control the users phone's market. Knowing this, they starting taxing companies to get more money. The taxes keep increasing and getting wider. Companies who stand up are punished. No other market is allowed on the phone. This blatant anti competitive behaviour. Just like with Microsoft and the browsers, users should be informed of alternative markets and links to download. This is no different from Rockefeller buying up the railways and overcharging companies until they go out of business or sell to him. Sure both saw a way to make money, and it's legal at the present time. But essentially they found a bug in the system and exploiting it only hurts the market. There is no benefit from this behaviour. At least when governments tax the money goes to social programs, after a huge amount is lost in the bureaucracy. This just goes into Apple's pocket to develop more controls or competing apps. Sadly neither the president or Joe Biden will do anything about it. Neither talk about real issues in the market, because the general population has an IQ of less than 100, but make up the preponderance of voters.

Απόστολος
Απόστολος 3 months

Well Epic Games brought this to themselves. What’s funny to me is that while Apple AND Google banned Fortnite only Apple is getting blamed yet again...

TexasReb
TexasReb 3 months

https://youtu.be/VtvjbmoDx-I

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 3 months

That's debatable.

PappaOwl
PappaOwl 3 months

What does this have to do with the unreal engine. I don't understand

Shane
Shane 3 months

No shit. They want that tik tok money

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