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Apple Wins Reprieve in Deadline to Revamp App Store Rules

  • Appeals court grants Apple’s request to pause judge’s deadline
  • Apple spared from changing App Store business model by Dec. 9
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Apple Inc. won a delay to court-mandated changes to its App Store as the company appeals the ruling, marking a victory in a legal battle with Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc.

A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted Apple’s request to halt a Dec. 9 deadline to comply with the judge’s directive, which would allow app developers to steer customers to payment methods outside the company’s store. The iPhone maker is facing a broad challenge by Epic to its domination of the $142 billion mobile-app distribution market.