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Apple and Epic Games are mired in a bitter legal battle, and ‘Fortnite’ is in the middle of it. Here’s how Apple found itself in Epic’s crosshairs.

On August 13, the wildly popular game “Fortnite” got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies’ digital payment systems and pay Epic Games directly. In response, Apple and Google pulled “Fortnite” from their digital storefronts and cited the update as a terms-of-service violation […]
Apple and Epic Games are mired in a bitter legal battle, and ‘Fortnite’ is in the middle of it. Here’s how Apple found itself in Epic’s crosshairs.
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Before Apple yanked ‘Fortnite’ from the App Store, Epic asked Apple to put its own digital game store on iPhones and iPads

In mid-August, the wildly popular game “Fortnite” got an update that allowed players to submit payments directly to Epic Games, rather than go through app stores’ payment systems on Apple and Android. Apple and Google subsequently pulled “Fortnite” from their digital storefronts, citing the update as a terms-of-service violation, and […]
Before Apple yanked ‘Fortnite’ from the App Store, Epic asked Apple to put its own digital game store on iPhones and iPads