Apple Wins Appeal Court Ruling Against Epic Games in App Store Legal Battle
In a highly-anticipated decision, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling on the Apple-Epic Games antitrust case. The three-judge panel rejected most of Epic’s claims that Apple violated federal competition law by prohibiting alternative app stores on its devices, but upheld a part of the original ruling in Epic’s favor.
Despite Apple’s win, the court acknowledged the ongoing debate about the role of online transaction platforms in the economy and democracy. “Our job as a federal court of appeals, however, is not to resolve that debate — nor could we even attempt to do so,” the panel wrote in its decision.