Apple has asked a court to lift an injunction case on a popular video game’s iPhone app
“Apple Inc. has been ordered to change its business model in a way that will harm customers, developers, and Apple itself. The injunction should be administratively stayed before it becomes effective on December 9th, and remain stayed until the appeals are completed.”
As expected, Apple has asked the Court of Appeal in the Apple vs Epic Games trial to stay the injunction passed down against the company until all appeals in that trial have been exhausted.
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Apple Inc. has been ordered to change its business model in a way that will harm customers, developers, and Apple itself. The injunction should be administratively stayed before it becomes effective on December 9, 2018, and remain stayed until the appeals process is over.
Apple is opposing a court order that would undermine its In-App Purchase requirements. The company says that In-App Purchase requirements are lawful, and the court says that its ruling will not be enforced to fix it.
The court also explained that this requirement serves multiple purposes, but it failed to recognize that Apple’s “anti-steering” provisions, which help enforce the IAP requirement, serve the same purposes. No evidence has been submitted that these provisions have a faulty design that would have anticompetitive effects in any relevant market, or that plaintiff Epic Games, Inc. was harmed when the law was changed in California. The court overturns rulings under California law and gives a nationwide injunction because of this lack of evidence.”
Apple says that without a stay the integrity of the entire iOS ecosystem will be undermined, becoming less secure and less private. Users may experience new scams and not be able to keep up with those. They also won’t have the same benefits that differentiate Apple from other mobile device competitors. Developers may suffer as a result of reduced confidence and potentially reduced spending by users.