In a new blog post/tweets by Epic Games, the company publically shared Apple’s response to the recent court rulings. According to Apple, the company won’t reinstate Fortnite, or any other apps Epic Games want to list on the App Store until all the appeals have been resolved in court. This process could take years to complete.
This move arrives shortly after Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that Epic broke Apple’s contract and the company was in its rights to terminate Epic’s developer account. The blog post reads:
“Apple has exercised its discretion not to reinstate Epic’s developer program account at this time. Furthermore, Apple will not consider any further requests for reinstatement until the district court’s judgment becomes final and non-appealable.
Epic Games has also accused Apple of lying saying that the company spent a year telling the world, the court and the press they’d welcome Epic’s return back to the App Store if they agreed to play by the same rules as everyone else. Epic further went on to say that Apple is abusing its monopoly power over a billion users.
Apple has declined to comment on Sweeney’s tweets.
Just last week, Epic agreed with Apple that we would play by the same rules as everyone else. pic.twitter.com/WOxsbnAFXE
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) September 22, 2021