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The court banned Apple from deleting Epic Games accounts from its platform

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The court banned Apple from deleting Epic Games accounts from its platform

Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers has issued an interim order following the first Apple / Epic Games hearing. As expected, she was the first to ban the deletion of Unreal Engine developer accounts from iOS and Mac platforms.

However, the return of Fortnite to the App Store from Apple has not yet been requested. At the beginning of the hearing, Rogers noted that she is inclined to side with the Unreal Engine, since she believes that Apple has gone too far when it threatened Epic to remove its developer accounts from its platforms, but is not inclined to support a separate title, Fortnite, in this situation.

As such, iOS players will still not receive the new season of Fortnite at the end of August, as Epic simply won’t be able to release an update.

As the first hearing showed, the judge does not see clearly the right in the Apple and Epic case – she noted that the creators of Fortnite themselves created this situation, but also wondered where Apple’s 30 percent service fee comes from if the company in every possible way suppresses competitors on iOS.

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