Apple fires back in court, says Epic Games CEO asked for special treatment

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Apple responded to Epic Games’ lawsuit accusing it of anticompetitive behavior in its control of the App Store in a legal filing on Friday.
It’s Apple’s first significant legal response to Epic Games after the dispute between the two companies spilled into the courts
It comes the week after Epic Games released a direct payment mechanism inside Fortnite designed to bypass the App Store’s payment system, prompting Apple to remove the listing from the store.

Apple responded to Epic Games’ lawsuit accusing it of anticompetitive behavior in how it controls the App Store, telling the court that the Fortnite maker violated Apple’s rules and shouldn’t be placed back into the store temporarily while the legal battle rages.

In its filing, Apple alleges that Epic Games asked for an individual arrangement with Apple, producing three emails from Epic CEO Tim Sweeney that bolster its claim.

This is Apple’s first significant legal response to Epic Games after the dispute between the two companies spilled into the courts. It comes the week after Epic Games released a direct payment mechanism inside Fortnite designed to bypass the App Store’s payment system, from which Apple takes a 30% cut. Apple subsequently removed Fortnite from its store for violating its policies. People who already have Fortnite installed on their iPhones can continue to play, but cannot update or download the app for the first time.

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