Apple appealed to the judge’s decision. This could delay any significant changes in the rules for the App Store.
Tensions between Epic Games and Apple are not likely to end and could now affect more players in this sector.
A few weeks back, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney released an Apple official statement in which the Cupertino firm assured that Fortnite would not be republished on the App Store until the company has exhausted all resources. .
This process could take up to five years. Although Epic Games lost the battle, there was still hope for other developers looking for better capitalization and benefits from the App Store.
Among the major conclusions of the trial, which seems to be in its final stages, is the sentence that requires Apple to include links for external payment methods. A condition that has not been accepted by Tim Cook’s company.
This is why the legal fight could last for years. However, if Apple did not have sufficient defense resources, it would have to agree with the resolution in the month of December.
This is because it’s impossible to imagine new models and forms of collections for developers.
Apple has appealed the decision of the judge. This could delay any significant changes in the rules for the App Store.
Apple announced that it would have 90 days (from September 10) for modifications to its payment rules in its application store.
This created opportunities for market participants who wanted to capitalize upon this demand through the delivery of systems and purchasing models that had lower commission withholdings than Apple’s current sole sales channel.
This appeal would give Tim Cook more time to offer alternative payment options by obligation. It also means that the App Store developers may not see any changes in the coming months.
The problem is not minor. This could only intensify the conflict between Apple and third parties to maximize profits.