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Epic-Apple Judge Signals Her Ruling Won’t Please Either Side

  • Judge’s options range from no changes to App Store overhaul
  • ‘Ultimately this case will get appealed,’ legal expert says
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Apple vs. Epic Trial Is Like 'High Stakes Poker:' Wedbush's Ives
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With billions of dollars up for grabs, neither Apple Inc. or Epic Games Inc. will get what they want out of their court fight if the judge’s ruling embraces the concerns she voiced at the end of a three-week trial.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said she’s skeptical that the iPhone maker’s App Store allows for any “real competition” -- the issue at the heart of the case -- and also questioned Epic’s motives in suing to upend the App Store business model, implying it could help turn the Fortnite game maker from “a multibillion-dollar company into maybe a multitrillion-dollar company.”