The battle still continues between the two
Apple Vs. Epic is like an unending battle today in the tech world. For just recently, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and SE Chief Craig Federighi will be the next to testify in the ongoing legal battle. This was initially speculated and confirmed by a judge just this week.
Apple Vs. Epic Battle The Details
iMore initially shared the court filing to the public, as they have also shared that Apple already agreed to make Cook a “document custodian.” The company has proposed to have the CEO will offer only four hours, but it was rejected as the court states that it would not adhere also to Epic as cannot assess necessary deposition length until the full range of documents in the case are made available.
The company first appointed Erik Neuenschwander as the second document custodian instead of Craig Federighi, but the court has ordered that Federighi should be the one to testify in the dispute. Aside from that, the Tech Giant must provide thorough documentation and data related to an App Store study conducted by Analysis Group that has the comparison App Store fees with fees from other applications.
Epic Games won’t be able to use the ‘Sign in With Apple” starting today, September 11. Apple decided to end their access to other Apple services. This was confirmed directly by Epic Games stating, “Apple will no longer let users sign in to Epic Games using Sign in with Apple as of September 11.”
Following this news, Epic Games’ developer account has been also terminated for Apple ended their access. The company says that gamers who use the “Sign in with Apple” should make sure that their accounts are up to date like their email address and passwords. They have even spread an FAQ on how to update this information.
This is to make sure that Epic Gamers don’t lose access to their accounts.
According to Epic, “Users who do not update to a standard email address and password will not be able to log in to their accounts, but after September 11, those who did not transition from Sign in with Apple may be able to contact Epic Games to have their accounts recovered manually.”
The Apple Vs. Epic: dispute will continue over the course of the next several months as the two companies prepare for their July 2021 hearing.