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Apple needs to show iOS allows competition… while justifying locking it down

The Epic v. Apple trial will deliver a verdict on whether Apple is suppressing competition. But if you were watching Wednesday’s testimony, you could easily end up more confused about what its...

Epic v. Apple keeps coming back to the gap between ignorance and inconvenience

Last week, the judge in Epic v. Apple asked whether Epic really had an antitrust case against Apple, or whether it just wanted to help kids make impulse purchases. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez...

Epic and Apple are now fighting over a naked banana

As the trial for Epic v. Apple entered its second week, both parties took a break from antitrust law to argue over whether bananas should wear clothes in court. The banana in...

Why even the studios behind bestselling games shut down

In March 2013, Irrational Games released BioShock Infinite, the third game in the bestselling BioShock shooter series. It should...

Apple is using Itch.io’s ‘offensive and sexualized’ games as a cudgel against Epic

Shortly before the Epic v. Apple trial, Epic Games made an interesting announcement: it would offer the indie game storefront Itch.io as an app on its own Epic Games Store. The Fortnite...

Epic needs to tarnish Apple’s App Store halo

At the beginning of this week’s Epic v. Apple trial, Apple described Epic’s lawsuit as an “assault” on the entire iOS philosophy. One of the iPhone and iPad’s defining features is a...

Epic v. Apple turns into Windows v. Xbox

Is an iPhone more like a PC or an Xbox? That question was asked — implicitly and explicitly — over and over on the third day of Epic v. Apple testimony. The...

Epic says there’s an App Store payment lockout — but Apple just sees friction

One of the Epic v. Apple trial’s big keywords is “cross-wallet play.” In Epic’s Fortnite, “cross-wallet” means you can buy in-game currency (known as V-Bucks) with real money on one device, then...

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