The legal dispute over Apple-Epic Games has been going on since May 3rd, but is not yet in sight Apple CEO Tim cook to be at the forefront of the tech giant’s defense. That should change in the coming weeks. Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi are the next big Apple names to testify during the Oakland, Calif. Trial this week. Cook will follow suit himself this week or for the next week that he does “hours of practice,” according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, based on input from someone familiar with the details. Cook reportedly has to be on the booth for around 100 minutes, which is clearly enough time to grill the renowned tech leviathan’s CEO.
The Apple CEO is reportedly preparing to attack questions that will eventually be brought to him with the help of former prosecutors selected by his legal team.
The whole problem started with Apple banning Fortnite afterwards Epic games introduced its own in-app purchase system in the iOS version of the game, which Apple says is against the game’s guidelines Appstore. Epic Games then dragged Apple to court. Epic Games is strong against the 30% fee that is on the Apple App Store. The Epic Games CEO went on to say that monopolies like Apple must be stopped. Apple later cut developer fees for those making less than $ 1 million a year.
With that in mind, Apple’s App Store policy will most likely be targeted, including the 30% commission Apple charges from the developers who create apps for the App Store. How well will Tim Cook defend it? We have to wait for it and see how it all works out during the process.