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Epic Urges Court to Curb Apple’s ‘Dark Cloud’ of App Dominance

  • Trial judge erred in September antitrust ruling, Epic argues
  • Iphone maker says it’s confident of prevailing in appeal fight
Epic Games Fortnite: Battle Royale in the App Store.

Epic Games Fortnite: Battle Royale in the App Store.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Epic Games Inc. urged a federal appeals court to force Apple Inc. to allow more competition in the market for mobile applications, calling the iPhone maker’s rigid control of its App Store a “dark cloud.” 

Thursday’s filing escalates a battle that began in 2020 after Apple removed the Fortnite game from the App Store because Epic created a workaround to paying a 30% fee on customers’ in-app purchases.