FORTNITE: Apple has Blacklisted Fortnite from the App Store until the exhaustion of all court appeals. Apple has landed a shocking blow on Fortnite today. The game has been officially blacklisted from the App Store until all court claims are exhausted against the game. Surprisingly, the court claims might even take as long as 5 years to exhaust! Apple is no longer willing to consider any appeals from Epic games to reinstate the game on the App Store. But why is Apple doing so? What is the reason behind all this? Continue reading this article to know the exact details of the matter.
Fortnite should not be blacklisted for challenging an agreement containing terms the court found to be unlawful which Apple forces on all developers as terms of access to iOS. We’ll fight on. The need for regulatory and legislative action is clearer than ever before. pic.twitter.com/3oEhppg2AS
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) September 22, 2021
“Epic Games committed an intentional breach of contract and breach of code by concealing code from Apple and making related misinterpretations and omissions”. This is the official statement given by Apple in regards to the matter with Epic games. This matter was further taken to the court. The court allowed Apple Inc to terminate the “Developer program license agreement” with Epic games. Hence, the decision of Apple was clear, valid, and lawful. The removal of Fortnite from the App Store was lawfully enforced.
FORTNITE: Apple has Blacklisted Fortnite from the App Store until the exhaustion of all court appeals.
Apple has made their stance very clear, they would not be interested to reinstate Fortnite until the District court’s judgment becomes FINAL and non-appealable. However, Tim Sweeney has thrown mud on the face of Apple Inc in his latest tweet. He openly claims that Apple is “Lying” and had earlier agreed to welcome epic’s return if they agree to play by the same rules. But now suddenly, Apple has decided to change their decision which is absolutely not feasible for Epic games. The court appeals might take as long as even 5 years to exhaust! According to Tim Sweeney, Epic had “Officially” agreed just last week and is now changing its stance all of a sudden. He says in his tweet, “Yet again, Apple has reneged in another abuse of monopoly power over a billion users”.