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Epic claims App Store contract illegal; Facebook Gaming says Apple ‘frustrating'

Added 10-26-20 09:31:02am EST - “Epic Games has stepped up its rhetoric against Apple, claiming that the App Store contract is illegal, and that Apple's view of what is reasonable ...” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “App Store contract illegal, claims Epic Games - 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Epic Games has stepped up its rhetoric against Apple, claiming that the App Store contract is illegal and that Apple’s view of what is reasonable is “crazy and misguided.”

What’s most disturbing about Apple’s position is that they seem to truly believe they “own” all commerce involving phones they make, characterizing direct payment as theft, smuggling, and even shoplifting. It’s a crazy, misguided view […]

The fact that Apple sold a phone doesn’t give them the right to tax and control the person who bought the phone.

“It’s also crazy that you having the opportunity to bring back Fortnite and continue with the fight and you said no”

“That’s exactly how countries and taxation work. It’s their platform. Having an iPhone is not a fundamental human right or even utility. You basically want to extract value from the platform without giving anything in return.”

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