Lawyers for Apple and Epic once again virtually met with Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers to do battle today. As with the last hearing, this was again over Epic’s requests for injunctions barring Apple from banning the Unreal Engine from Apple platforms, and more importantly for Epic, Fortnite from the iOS App Store. While the first hearing made it seem very likely that Unreal will remain unharmed, Epic did not fare well at all in its defense of Fortnite today.
Honestly, I could rant about this all night. I won’t even attempt to hide my disdain for Tim Sweeney and Epic Games. I think he and his company are laughably hypocritical in their comments about openness (when it suits them) and fair play (when it doesn’t apply to their own store). I have no patience for a company that is doing a few of the very things they complain about in regards to Apple, so everything they have said today has fallen on stone deaf ears.