• Apple's Request to Not Include Third-Party Payment Links Granted

    1 month ago - By IGN

    A federal appeals court announced today that it has granted Apple's request to postpone changes to the App Store, which would require the tech giant to allow developers on its storefront to include links to external payment options. "Apple has demonstrated, at minimum, that its appeal raises serious questions," three judges from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit wrote in a stay issued today. The document notes that Apple may wait to implement any changes to its App Store until the appeals process regarding its ongoing legal dispute with Fornite creator Epic Games had concluded...
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  • Apple wins last minute stay of execution of order to open up App Store payments

    1 month ago - By WMPoweruser

    We reported a week ago that Apple has asked the Court of Appeals for a stay of Judge Gonzalez-Rogers's order which is set to force them to allow developers to link out to alternate payment systems instead of using Apple's in-app payment system. “Given the injunction's effective date of Dec. 9, Apple seeks immediate entry...
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  • Appeals court grants Apple a stay on implementing changes from Epic ruling

    Appeals court grants Apple a stay on implementing changes from Epic ruling

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    The U.S. Court of Appeals placed a stay a prior ruling that Apple would need to allow developers to include links to alternative payment methods outside of Apple's in-app payment system.
    An injunction issued Wednesday afternoon doesn't reverse the earlier ruling but does put the enforcement on hold until the appeals court can fully hear the case. That process will likely take months.
    "Apple has demonstrated, at minimum, that its appeal raises serious questions on the merits of the district court's determination. Therefore, we grant Apple's motion to stay part of paragraph (1) of the...
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  • Apple won't have to make any immediate App Store changes in Epic case after all

    1 month ago - By Macworld

    The seemingly never-ending saga of Apple vs. Epic Games took another turn on Wednesday, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted Apple a stay on a previous judge's ruling requiring it to make changes to its app developer rules for the App Store. The changes would have had to go in place on December...
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  • Apple gets appeals court to delay App Store changes in Epic Games Fortnite case, for now - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    The tech giant wins a crucial legal decision amid its high-profile case with Fortnite maker Epic Games.
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  • Deadline for Apple to change anti-steering policy postponed

    1 month ago - By GamesIndustry

    Court stays previous ruling that App Store must allow external links for purchasing items pending the result of Apple's appeal
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  • Apple won't have to make the App Store changes ordered in Epic ruling while case is appealed

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    Apple will not have to implement changes to its in-app purchase system and App Store guidelines as ordered by the judge's ruling in its court battle with Epic Games. While Apple largely won that case, as the court ruled Apple was not acting as a monopolist, the company had been ordered to stop preventing app developers from adding links that pointed users to other means of paying for their in-app purchases outside the App Store. Both Apple and Epic appealed the original ruling - Epic because it was not successful with its larger claims, and Apple because it disagreed with this aspect of...
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  • Apple Can Delay Changes to App Store Rules, Appeals Court Says

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    The ruling was a win for Apple, which can put off tweaking its App Store policies until its legal battle with Epic Games concludes.
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  • Apple gets last-minute delay in complying with App Store changes after Epic lawsuit

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Apple won't have to allow App Store developers to direct users to alternative payment systems for the time being. At the last minute, an appeals court judge granted Apple's motion to delay App Store changes that were to take effect on December 9th. "Apple has demonstrated, at minimum, that its appeal raises serious questions on the merits of the district court's determination that Epic Games, Inc. failed to show Apple's conduct violated any antitrust laws but did show that the same conduct violated California's Unfair Competition Law," the decision reads, according to 9to5Mac. “Therefore...
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  • Epic v. Apple ruling put on hold after appeals court grants a stay

    Epic v. Apple ruling put on hold after appeals court grants a stay

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    An appeals court has paused one of the most consequential parts of the Epic v. Apple ruling, placing an stay on the enforcement of the injunction issued by the lower court. As a result of the injunction, Apple can maintain its IAP system as the sole source of in-app payments on iOS, despite the district court's earlier ruling that the exclusive arrangement is illegal.
    The injunction, issued Wednesday afternoon, does not reverse the earlier ruling, but puts enforcement on hold until the appeals court can fully hear the case, a process that will likely...
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