ANALYSIS: Epic–Apple Grudge Match Exposes Tech Business Truths

May 12, 2021, 9:00 AM

The antitrust showdown between Epic Games Inc. and Apple Inc. has attracted a lot of ink. Indeed, the case illustrates a number of factors that make tech markets slippery for antitrust regulators and market participants alike. And it neatly demonstrates a couple of ways that current U.S. antitrust law misses the boat in ensuring competitive, diverse markets for tech platforms that will continue to innovate.

The bench trial on Epic’s monopolization suit, which started May 3, is about Apple’s App Store and the in-app payment terms and fees that Apple requires to gain access to its operating system. ...

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