Epic Games has opposed Apple's Tactic to pause Antitrust Trial Orders that would allow other forms of in-app payment systems on the App Store
It was reported late yesterday that Epic Games opposed Apple Inc’s efforts to put on hold orders handed down in an antitrust trial as a potentially lengthy appeals process begins.
In September, U.S. district Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers struck down some of the Apple's App Store rules, including a prohibition on developers directing their users to other payment options beside Apple's in-app payment system, in a partial win for Epic and other app makers. That part of the ruling is to take affect by December 9th.
On October 8th Apple filed a notice of appeal asking for a stay on the injunction that would allow developers add in-app links to payment website.
If Apple wins the stay, which will be decided by a judge in November, a rule change potentially allowing developers to circumvent App Store fees of 15% to 30% may not take effect until appeals in the case have finished, a process that could take years, according to CNBC.
Reuters reports that late yesterday Epic argued in a court filing that Apple has not met the legal standard for that pause, which requires Apple to show that it will be irreparably harmed by even temporarily complying with the order if the injunction is later reversed on appeal.
Epic wrote in their filing: "History shows ... that in the absence of an injunction, Apple will not make any changes." For more, read the full Reuters report.