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Legal battle between Apple, Epic Games won’t get a jury trial

The legal brouhaha between Apple and Epic Games apparently will be decided by a court and not a jury trial.

In a court filing, the companies said that, after conferring, both agree the matter should be decided by the court. Previously, Apple wanted a jury trial, but has withdrawn the request to streamline proceedings after a California judge hinted that a jury trial probably wouldn’t start until July 2021.

All this originated on Aug. 13 when  Epic Games announced that it had introduced a new direct payment option in the Fortnite app for iPhone and iPad, allowing players to purchase 1000 V-Bucks for US$7.99 rather than $9.99 through Apple’s in-app purchase mechanism. Shortly thereafter, Apple removed the gamer from the App Store.  Epic immediately filed a lawsuit against Apple in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.