New filings reveal the legal arguments that Apple and Epic plan to make in their App Store trial. Bloomberg News outlined the details of the respective cases, which the companies presented to a judge on Thursday. None of it is hugely unexpected, but it is worth being aware of as we follow the trial, which will begin on May 5

In a summary of its legal arguments, Apple contends the 30% commission it charges most developers isn’t anticompetitive, but that it’s a typical fee across other mobile and online platforms. Moreover, Apple argues that taking a share of the revenue is justified by the billions of dollars it has invested in developing the proprietary infrastructure that underpins its App Store in the company’s iOS operating system, including software development kits and application programming interfaces. “Epic has benefited handsomely from its contractual relationship with Apple,” Apple’s court submission said. “Epic has used Apple’s proprietary SDKs, and thousands of proprietary APIs to develop games for iOS users.”

Check It Out: Apple And Epic Reveal Their Legal Arguments in Upcoming App Store Trial

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  1. nathy

    In a rundown of its lawful contentions, Apple battles the 30% commission it charges most engineers isn’t anticompetitive, yet that it’s an average expense across other versatile and online stages. In addition, Apple contends that taking a portion of the income is defended in huge numbers of dollars it has put resources into building up the restrictive foundation that supports its Application Store in the organization’s iOS working framework, including programming improvement packs and application programming interfaces. “Epic has profited abundantly from its legally binding relationship with Apple,” Apple’s court accommodation said. “Epic has utilized Apple’s restrictive SDKs, and a great many exclusive APIs to create games for iOS clients.”

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