According to Epic Games, Apple is abusing its monopoly position over iPhone and iPad users, thanks to the App Store, its essential platform for downloading mobile applications. Currently, Apple is judge and party since it sets the rules for entering this market of at least one billion people, and its commission on transactions, while also offering its own apps.
The apple brand “has built an ecosystem in order to restrict the distribution of apps, exclude its rivals, harm competition and consumers”, summarized Epic Games in documents submitted in early April to the court.
For Tejas Narechania, professor of law at the University of Berkeley, this trial “will focus on the future of the technology industry”. “How much can companies like Apple and Amazon and Google control the value chain from production to distribution? He asks.