- Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has re-ordered Apple to provide support for external links and payments in the App Store;
- The company has applied for an indefinite suspension of the application due to the complexity of the implementation process (and the belief that a future appeal will be won).
The September ruling on the conflict between Epic Games and Apple meant a defeat for Tim Sweeney, but the latter company had to make some concessions as well. At least in theory, because the iOS owner is clearly resistant. Sidzia Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers refused Apple asked to suspend an injunction to allow developers to embed external links in the App Store, allowing off-platform payments (via the edge).
Rogers, who led the last trial, was released another request After yesterday’s session on Apple’s request. Attorney Mark Perry, the company’s representative, demanded that the requested option be suspended due to the problematic nature of the entire process. The lawyer explained that the sheer determination of all engineering, economics, business, etc. It’s a matter of months. The Company must ensure the safety of consumers and children (external links can lead to “malicious sites” and may be used for fraudulent activity), and develop appropriate guidelines.
It’s not hard to guess that Epic Games representative (Garry Bornstein) wasn’t happy with Perry’s arguments, considering it a delay tactic (as he subtly said: “Apple doesn’t do anything until you have to?). Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers also expressed skepticism about the position of Apple, who asked not for extra time, but an actual delay of an unspecified order, perhaps even years:
Apple’s conclusion is based on a selective reading of the general court’s ruling and ignores all findings that support the order. [ ]
You do not ask for additional time. You are asking for feedback that will last in practice for years. You are asking for a complete stop [wejcia w ¿ycie nakazu przyp. autora]Which may take 3, 4, 5 years.
Mark Perry said so frankly Apple wants to postpone the changes until the issue is finally resolved, as it would almost certainly win the appeal. Judge Rogers did not accept this translation and concluded that the company wanted to suspend indefinitely without having to make any efforts to comply with the regulations.
Berry translations denied that providing support for third-party sites in the App Store could harm users, because ??? As I mentioned ?? ?? Apple has not provided any reasonable cause for the court to believe that the injunction will cause the alleged harm. In the new decision, it upheld its previous decision, ordering Apple to implement the required changes on the previously announced date (i.e. December 9).
Apple plans to appeal Rogers’ decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California. The company believes it is not obligated to make further business changes. Until the issue is finally resolved.
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