Epic Games has taken its legal battle with Apple, a dispute over the fee Apple takes from App Store sales, to Australia’s federal court. Apple had previously asked that the case be dismissed, but now argues instead that it should be postponed until after the two companies’ trial in the US.
Yesterday, both parties presented their arguments. Epic argued that Apple had been exploiting its market position for many years, reports
The Guardian, and claimed to be fighting on behalf of Australian customers and software developers negatively affected by this.
But Apple denied that Epic was behaving altruistically, portraying the company as an industry Goliath trying to change Apple’s business model to its own advantage. A business model that Apple claimed is built around prioritising the quality, security and integrity of its operating systems.
So far, no decision has been made on the matter, but it is expected to come soon. The trial of Apple and Epic Games in the US is scheduled to begin on 3 May, and will feature testimony from a
litany of big names including Tim Cook and Craig Federighi.
This article originally appeared on
Macworld Sweden. Translation by David Price.