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By the numbers: What we've learned from the Epic Games v. Apple trial

4 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

A relative minority of games on iOS make money via free downloads and in-app purchases, a la Fortnite .
Arguments in the pitched legal battle between Epic and Apple over control of the iOS App Store are set to wrap up in the next few days. From the opening arguments onward, the legal maneuvering has involved plenty of arcane points of fact and law, from the precise definition of the market in question to the effectiveness of Apple's iOS security procedures to the definition of "game" itself .
Amid all that wrangling, the case has also given the general public increased visibility into the...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Testifies in Epic Games v. Apple Trial

Apple CEO Tim Cook Testifies in Epic Games v. Apple Trial

4 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Today is the last day of the Epic Games v. Apple trial, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken the stand to ask questions levied by both Apple and Epic lawyers. Cook will testify for a total of 100 minutes.
Cook's testimony won't be integral to the outcome of the trial, but what he has to say is of interest because this is the first time that he's testified in a legal case, which highlights the serious nature of this dispute.
From the beginning, Cook established that he wasn't deeply involved with the App Store. He said that he oversees the strategic direction of the company, and that he works...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook to take stand in Epic/Apple trial today

Apple CEO Tim Cook to take stand in Epic/Apple trial today

4 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Tim Cook speaks during an event at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (credit: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images )
Tim Cook will on Friday be confronted with allegations that Apple is operating an illegal monopoly, in a high-stakes case brought by Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite , where the verdict could have far-reaching consequences for 1 billion iPhone users and thousands of developers.
Cook will be among the final witnesses in the month-long trial, scheduled to end on Monday, in which Epic argues that Apple abuses its...
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Live blog: Apple CEO Tim Cook testifies in Epic legal battle

Live blog: Apple CEO Tim Cook testifies in Epic legal battle

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple CEO Tim Cook is rounding out a trio of senior-level executive testimonies in the ongoing legal battle with Epic Games. Following testimonies from Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi, Cook is taking the stand this morning. Read on as we live blog Cook's testimony as it happens.
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