22 Sep 2021 7:35 PM +00:00

Apple Blacklists Fortnite from the Apple Ecosystem

While the court ruling earlier this month states that Apple cannot block developers from using their payment platforms, they still refuse to let Fortnite back into the iOS Store, so it is available for iPhone and iPad players.

Tim Sweeny, the CEO of Epic Games, recently shared some information about how Apple will play ball in the future.

Fortnite Blacklisted from Apple

With Epic ready to "play by the rules," Apple still refuses to let them back into the Apple Ecosystem "Until the exhaustion of all court appeals, which could be as long as a 5-year process.""""

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Apple is sore with the judge's decision on the case and will not let Epic reinstate their Developer Program Account until Apple has used every last trick up its sleeve when it comes to the legal system.

Sweeny has this to say:

“Apple lied. Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press they’d ‘welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else.’ Epic agreed, and now Apple has reneged in another abuse of its monopoly power over a billion users."

Apple knows full well what it is doing, and while they may not have any hope of overturning the court's ruling, they can hurt Epic by refusing to let them come over to play until the absolute last minute possible.

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