In particular, Epic is fighting a 30 percent commission that Apple takes on purchases made inside iPhone apps like Fortnite. The emails were evidence, Ms. Forrest argued, that the tech giant purposely created a “walled garden” that locks consumers and developers inside. Once Apple lured users and developers into its walled garden, “the garden gate was closed, the lock turned,” Ms. Forrest said. Ms. Dunn added that Epic’s case was a self-serving way to avoid paying fees it owed Apple and was on shaky legal footing. “To win this case, Epic will have to convince this court of so many things that don’t make any sense,” she concluded.
Source: New York Times May 03, 2021 21:43 UTC