The courtroom drama between Apple inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and the Epic Games over the latter’s “Fortnite” game promise to be a star-studded affair.
What happened: Top executives from the Cupertino, California-based technology giant and Epic are expected to testify in person, CNN reported Sunday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, software engineer Craig Federighi and Apple fellow Phil Schiller are potential witnesses, according to a lawsuit seen by CNN.
Epic will reportedly call its founder and CEO Tim Sweeney and other top executives to testify.
“Our top executives look forward to sharing with the court the very positive impact the App Store has had on innovation, worldwide economies and the customer experience over the past 1
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Why it applies: In August last year, Apple and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) was brought to court by Epic after the Fortnite game was removed from the app stores run by the two companies.
The removal came after Epic tried to circumvent a cut that was charged with purchases in the game by the tech giants.
Apple also opposed Epic, calling the latter’s lawsuit “nothing more than a fundamental disagreement over money.”
Cupertino has since reduced the App Store fee to 15% for small businesses earning up to $ 1 million a year. A move that was replicated by Google last week.
Price action: Apple shares closed 0.45% lower at $ 119.99 on Friday.
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