D.he creators of the popular online game “Fortnite “are in a unique test of strength with Apple and Google. With hundreds of millions of fans behind them, they want to break the app store rules of the smartphone platforms and are enough legal action against Apple.
Epic vs. Apple: How did the argument come about?
What is Epic’s lawsuit against Apple about?
How is Apple responding to the Epic lawsuit?
Apple pointed out that Epic Games violated the app store rules. “They apply equally to every developer and serve to keep the store safe for our users.” The “Fortnite” maker introduced the new function with the intention of violating the guidelines.
Google also stressed that developers have to follow the rules to stay on the Play Store. For owners of Android devices, the situation is different in one point: The search engine operator lets users download apps not only from the in-house Play Store, but also from other sources. Apple rejects this approach with reference to the potential risks from prepared apps.
Epic video parodies Apple advertising
Epic prepared well for the showdown: The company quickly filed a 60-page lawsuit and published a video that parodied a legendary commercial for the iPhone company:
In “1984”, based on George Orwell’s book of the same name, Apple depicted the rebellion against a totalitarian world. The clip shown in 1984 was intended to initiate Apple’s entry into the IBM-dominated PC market. Epic recreated the video as a computer animation, the role of the dictator is played by a figure with a head in the form of an Apple logo. (With material from the dpa.)