September 28, 2020 | technology | No Comments
Apple and Epic met in a virtual court hearing on Monday to debate whether Fortnite should be allowed to remain in Apple’s App Store while the two fight an even bigger battle over whether Apple is violating federal antitrust law. California Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said didn’t issue any update to her previous ruling, which upheld Apple’s ban on Fortnite while the antitrust case is ongoing. Instead she said the companies should expect to hear from her in writing.
Rogers said it’s likely that the case, which she described as “the frontier of antitrust law,” will be heard in July 2021. She recommended a trial by jury in order that the final judgement reached would be more likely stand up to appeal, although she said it’s up to Apple or Epic to request this.