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Apple vs. Epic jury trial might not start until July 2021

A California federal judge expressed skepticism Monday toward both Apple and Epic Games during an injunction hearing in their App Store antitrust fight, giving them a day to tell her if a judge or jury should decide the dispute and voicing her own preference for a July 2021 jury trial, reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

The legal brouhaha originated on Aug. 13 when  Epic Games announced that it had introduced a new direct payment option in the Fortnite app for iPhone and iPad, allowing players to purchase 1000 V-Bucks for US$7.99 rather than $9.99 through Apple’s in-app purchase mechanism. Shortly thereafter, Apple removed the gamer from the App Store.  Epic immediately filed a lawsuit against Apple in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.

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