Bloomberg Law
Nov. 17, 2021, 4:34 PM

Apple Asks to Revive App Payment Rule During Appeal in Epic Case

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Reporter

Apple Inc. asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco to delay “precipitous implementation” of an “unlawful and inequitable injunction” requiring major changes to its App Store until the court completes its review of the decision in favor of Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc.

The company’s motion, filed Tuesday, asks the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to pump the brakes on a court order barring it from enforcing a rule that requires software makers like Epic—which is currently banned from the App Store—to process all customer payments as “in-app purchases.”

The injunction “will harm customers, developers, and ...

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