When news broke of an unlikely threat to Apple’s App Store from the North Dakota State Senate of all places, the first thing most of us who follow and cover Apple thought was why: why there and why now? The answer has become quite clear after some digging by the press got to the heart of the matter.
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.